War weekend event at Helicopter Museum entertains Weston-super-Mare visitors
PUBLISHED: 18:00 12 April 2018
Weston-super-Mare’s Helicopter Museum was transformed into a huge war camp at the weekend.
The venue, in Locking Moor Road, hosted a World at War event which saw British, German and Russian troop re-enactors set up historically accurate encampments for visitors to explore.
Explorers were also able to take a look around a Vietnam village and see real weapons including the 30ft Bristol Bloodhound Missile.
Historic aircraft including a Vietnam ‘Huey’ helicopter were in attendance, as were inspirational military veterans including the last surviving Dambuster, George ‘Jonny’ Johnson.
Other special guests included one-armed motorcycle racer Chris Ganley and Invictus Games athlete Corie Mapp, while Blesma, The Limbless Veterans, was the event’s centrepiece charity.
A museum spokesman said: “The World at War weekend was a huge success and turned out to be one of the most well-attended events in our museum’s history.
“We would like to say a huge thank you to all the veterans and re-enactors who supported us as well as our other charity partners, especially Blesma.”