Middle Wallop in Hampshire is home to the Army Air Corps. The airfield is used for training and is where most Army Air Corps pilots begin their careers. It has the largest grass airfield in Europe and is situated close to major military centres such as Aldershot, Wilton, Bovington, and Tidworth.
Located beside the Army Air Corps Centre in Middle Wallop is the Museum of Army Flying which is dedicated to the history of flying in the British Army. The Museum covers the history of Army aviation from the Balloon sections of the Royal Engineers, through the establishment of the Royal Flying Corps in 1912 and Air Observation Post(AOP) Squadrons. It brings the story up to date with the establishment of the Army Air Corps in 1957, from the merger of the Glider Pilot Regiment and the AOP Squadrons.
Middle Wallop was a popular venue for air shows from the 1960s to 2000 and was known for its massed helicopter displays which usually featured over 100 helicopters which approached the crowdline from the distant horizon. There were also a couple of 'Music in the Air' displays held later, and also a small air display in 2008 called 'Wallop '08'.
Presently there are some smaller events at Middle Wallop including the 'Wallop Wheels and Wings' event.
Middle Wallop Events in 2022
Wallop Wheels and Wings 2022
02 July 2022 - 9:00am - 6:00pm
Showcasing some of the finest classic aircraft and vehicles in the UK, Wallop Wheels and Wings, takes place at the Army Flying Museum and the Army Air Corps airfield in Middle Wallop on 2 July 2022.
More details at https://armyflying.com/what-s-on/events/wallop-wheels-and-wings-2022/
Army Historic Aircraft Flight (AHAF)
Formed in 1980, the AHAF were permitted to maintain one example of of each aircraft that the Army Air Corps operated since the formation of the new Corps on 1 September 1957. The six different AHAF aircraft types had a combined regular service of 146 years and it was unique by being the only display team in the world to fly both fixed and rotary wing aircraft.
On 1st February 2015 five of the aircraft from the Army Historic Aircraft Flight (AHAF) were gifted and formally handed over to the Historic Aircraft Flight Trust. They will remain at their current location at the Army Aviation Centre, Middle Wallop, Hampshire.
• AAC Middle Wallop Information
• Army Flying Museum Page