The Army Flying Museum

Lockdown Lectures

The Army Flying 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 Squadrons, and the establishment of the Army Air Corps in 1957 from the merger of the Glider Pilot Regiment and the AOP Squadrons.

Join museum trustee Paul Beaver for a curated series of “lockdown lectures” giving insight into our aviation past, some of the stories behind the museum collection from the comfort of your own home.

You can purchase single lectures for a single payment, or you can subscribe on a monthly or yearly basis to the channel and have access to the full catalogue of lectures and videos. Your purchases help fund the Museum in order to keep our aviation history alive for generations to come.

Tucked away in northwest Hampshire, the Army Flying Museum sits next to the busy Army Air Corps Airfield at Middle Wallop near Stockbridge.

The two large hangars house the journey of British soldiers in the air. From the pioneering days of balloons and kites in the late 1800s to the modern chapter of helicopter operations, more than 35 aircraft tell the story of army aviation. Imaginative displays with the clever use of interactive also give an insight in to the development of the British military.

For front row seats of these aircraft in action, look no further than the Museum’s series of Lockdown Lectures. Presented here you can watch from the comfort of your own home you can lean about Britain’s fascinating military aviation history. The Museum also offer live interactive Question and Answer sessions with experts and historians on a vast range of aviation topics and interests.

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Join David Innes from the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum who will tell the fascinating story of a small glider borne coup de main force on D Day – 6 June 1944 and how they seized key objectives in Normandy ahead of the main landings which marked the start of the invasion of Europe.

This lockdown lecture is presented here by the Army...

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Commemorating the Anniversary of the First Flight of the Type 300, Spitfire Prototype on the 5th March. Filmed live, watch Paul Beaver in this Lockdown Lecture to mark the 85th anniversary of the first flight of the Spitfire’s prototype, the Type 300. Huge thanks to Tangmere Military Aviation Museum for allowing us to film their beautiful Type...

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Join Paul Beaver in the Army Flying Museum as he tells the fascinating army aviation story of the Air Observation Post pilots that you probably have not heard before. In 1944 Royal Artillery pilots flew fragile Auster planes at 500ft to spot for guns on the battlefields and beaches of Normandy. It was a dangerous job, it was TRUE GRIT.