World At War weekend

PUBLISHED: 14:00 11 May 2014

Germans preparing to invade The Helicopter Museum

Germans preparing to invade The Helicopter Museum


AS PART of its 25th birthday celebrations, The Helicopter Museum in Weston is hosting a commemorative war exhibition.

The attraction is hosting its World At War weekend on May 17 and 18 and will be letting visitors try their hand at becoming a pilot.

Flight simulators will be installed in the hangars, giving members of the public the chance to see how they feel in the cockpit of the iconic fighter planes of World War Two.

Part of the museum will also be transformed into scenes of the past, with the Home Guard, an air raid warden and German paratroopers as well as period military vehicles on show.

Veterans from the more recent Falklands conflict will be attending to chat to visitors and answer their questions.

The museum will also be playing host to the touring Somerset Remembers Exhibition, granting the public an insight into the county’s participation in the war.

The event has been organised in association with The Royal British Legion as part of its 2014 Poppy Appeal.

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