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Army Flying Museum takes delivery of Apache AH Mk.1 Helicopter

The Army Flying Museum at Middle Wallop, Hampshire are thrilled to announce that they will soon have an Apache AH Mk.1 attack helicopter on permanent display, making it the only place in the UK that the public can see this formidable aircraft.

The retirement of the Apache AH Mk.1 in March, after over two decades, marked the end of an era for the British Army, with a packed balcony of visitors at the Museum able to watch a very special fly-past. By showcasing this stunning new exhibit, the Museum will now be able to ensure its contribution will not be forgotten as the story of the Apache AH Mk.1, alongside the impressive airframe, will bring the history of Army Aviation up to date.

Visitors to the Museum will be able to see the display from 15 May where it will take pride of place in the breathtaking surroundings of the Hayward Hall. Visitors are urged to buy their tickets online, in advance, as demand is expected to be very high, to experience this impressive aircraft up close.  

Major General Neil Sexton, Chairman of the Army Flying Museum said; “We have worked for many years to ensure that when the Apache AH Mk.1 was retired, we would be its custodians. Conserving and allowing the general public to view the airframe and its story, will serve as a fitting tribute to a helicopter that played a significant role in the lives of so many men and women who have served in our armed forces, and in British military history.”

The retirement of the Apache AH Mk.1 marks the handover of the reins to the more advanced Apache AH-64E model now flown by the Army Air Corps with visitors to the Museum able to see the new model regularly flying to and from the adjacent airfield.

Tickets to view the Apache AH Mk.1 from the 15 May, can be purchased HERE