Helicopter Museum world at war event – in pictures

PUBLISHED: 08:00 13 April 2017

Troops from the Upottery Airfield Heritage Centre with 'Allo Allo' actor Richard Gibson.

Troops from the Upottery Airfield Heritage Centre with 'Allo Allo' actor Richard Gibson.

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D-Day veterans and actors arrived at The Helicopter Museum in Locking at the weekend, for its World At War event.

World War Two weekend.World War Two weekend.

The two-day event coincided with the re-opening of its World War Two-era control tower and pilots block, which was brought back to life by 150 re-enactors, and 40 military vehicles.

World War Two weekend.World War Two weekend.

The tower was re-opened thanks to a £138,000 grant from the Coastal Communities Fund.

Kai being shown some kit by a 'wounded' Clive Best.Kai being shown some kit by a 'wounded' Clive Best.

The actors gave visitors an insight into how the airfield and block would have been used during the war.

Troops from the Upottery Airfield Heritage Centre.Troops from the Upottery Airfield Heritage Centre.

Richard Gibson, who played Herr Flick in the iconic comedy ‘Allo ‘Allo! helped to open the new exhibition, along with 92-year-old veteran Dennis Greenslade.

World War Two weekend.World War Two weekend.

Mr Gibson also signed autographs for fans, and the proceeds went to the armed forces charity SSAFA, which provides support to veterans and their families.

Opening of the old airport control tower by Burma veteran Dennis Greenslade aged 92 with the help of 'Allo Allo' actor Richard Gibson.Opening of the old airport control tower by Burma veteran Dennis Greenslade aged 92 with the help of 'Allo Allo' actor Richard Gibson.

Opening of the old airport control tower. Lee Mills general manager, Burma veteran Dennis Greenslade aged 92, event organiser Simon Parks-Lockett and  'Allo Allo' actor Richard Gibson.Opening of the old airport control tower. Lee Mills general manager, Burma veteran Dennis Greenslade aged 92, event organiser Simon Parks-Lockett and 'Allo Allo' actor Richard Gibson.

World War Two weekend.World War Two weekend.

First World War volunteers from the Essex Yeomanry.First World War volunteers from the Essex Yeomanry.

World War Two weekend.World War Two weekend.

Opening of the old airport control tower.Opening of the old airport control tower.

Opening of the old airport control tower by Burma veteran Dennis Greenslade aged 92 with the help of 'Allo Allo' actor Richard Gibson.Opening of the old airport control tower by Burma veteran Dennis Greenslade aged 92 with the help of 'Allo Allo' actor Richard Gibson.

Opening of the old airport control tower.Opening of the old airport control tower.

'Allo Allo' actor Richard Gibson with troops from Fallschirmiager Kampfgruppe.'Allo Allo' actor Richard Gibson with troops from Fallschirmiager Kampfgruppe.


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