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Report from Wallop '08
Music in the Air Saturday 26th July 2008
A report by Darrell Cunningham:
On a beautiful and yes! dry sunny day Darrell set off from his home in Stan the 1939 Standard Flying 8 Tourer for the former World War Airfield at Middle Wallop, to celebrate the early years of British Aviation.
On arrival the 8 was parked next to The “Real” Dad’s Army display
A full very hot day followed with music by the Army Air Corps Band with aircraft from the WW1 up to modern helicopters, singers including girl group ALL ANGELS & WILL MARTIN.
Hundreds of people came to see Stan as he is known and told of the Standards that either they or their fathers’ had owned.
New Zealand singer Will Martin
A Lysander one of many old aircraft
A 1937 Standard Flying 10 saloon dressed up as a support vehicle for the Dads’ Army display owned by John Butcher who played Corporal Jones.
The car had only two owners, ex Jersey where it was sitting in a Museum. The car RAS 865 was seized by the German invaders and pressed into service after the owner had been arrested.
Seen here posing for a set piece with the Flying 8 owned by Darrell Cunningham the Press Officer for the Standard Motor Club, are all the members of the REAL Dads’ Army
who do shows all over the Country.
After the show the Flying 10 returned to civilian dress.
Below: Darrell's Flying 8 Tourer
Report and Photos: Darrell Cunningham
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