PICTURES: Aircraft displays mark history of Wattisham Flying Station

Pictured: The Red Arrows display team get the families day flying display under way.

Wattisham families celebrate military history
 
Aircraft of all shapes and sizes converged on Wattisham Flying Station to celebrate 135 years of history for the bases units.

Soldiers who fly and maintain the Apache attack helicopter joined with their families and contractors today (Thu 24 Aug) for a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Army Air Corps and 75th anniversary of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.

Alongside displays by the Royal Air Forces Red Arrows aerobatic team and Falcons parachute display team, the highlight was an explosive demonstration by the Attack Helicopter Display Team (AHDT).
Pictured: The Red Arrows display team get the families day flying display under way. Wattisham families celebrate military history Aircraft of all shapes and sizes converged on Wattisham Flying Station to celebrate 135 years of history for the bases units. Soldiers who fly and maintain the Apache attack helicopter joined with their families and contractors today (Thu 24 Aug) for a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Army Air Corps and 75th anniversary of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Alongside displays by the Royal Air Forces Red Arrows aerobatic team and Falcons parachute display team, the highlight was an explosive demonstration by the Attack Helicopter Display Team (AHDT).

Soldiers and families joined together on Thursday to celebrate 135 years of history for Wattisham Flying Station.

Aircraft of all shapes and sizes were also part of the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Army Air Corps and 75th anniversary of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.

Pictured: The Red Arrows wow crowds as they fly over one of the Apache static displays.

Wattisham families celebrate military history
 
Aircraft of all shapes and sizes converged on Wattisham Flying Station to celebrate 135 years of history for the bases units.

Soldiers who fly and maintain the Apache attack helicopter joined with their families and contractors today (Thu 24 Aug) for a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Army Air Corps and 75th anniversary of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.

Alongside displays by the Royal Air Forces Red Arrows aerobatic team and Falcons parachute display team, the highlight was an explosive demonstration by the Attack Helicopter Display Team (AHDT).

Pictured: The Red Arrows wow crowds as they fly over one of the Apache static displays. Wattisham families celebrate military history Aircraft of all shapes and sizes converged on Wattisham Flying Station to celebrate 135 years of history for the bases units. Soldiers who fly and maintain the Apache attack helicopter joined with their families and contractors today (Thu 24 Aug) for a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Army Air Corps and 75th anniversary of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Alongside displays by the Royal Air Forces Red Arrows aerobatic team and Falcons parachute display team, the highlight was an explosive demonstration by the Attack Helicopter Display Team (AHDT).

Alongside displays by the Royal Air Force’s Red Arrows aerobatic team and Falcons parachute display team, there was an explosive demonstration by the Attack Helicopter Display Team, with explosions simulating gunfire and rockets.

Colonel Chris Bisset, Wattisham commander, said: “This has been a great occasion that has brought the entire Wattisham community – soldiers, their families and civilian contractors – together to celebrate significant milestones.

“It’s great to see the effort units have put in to make this such a splendid event. It’s vitally important we look after our soldiers’ families.”

Corporal Shaun Cole, a 4 Regiment Army Air Corps medic, took his wife Samantha and daughter Evelyn, one, along.

Pictured: A family enjoy a look around an Apache helicopter on the static display area.

Wattisham families celebrate military history
 
Aircraft of all shapes and sizes converged on Wattisham Flying Station to celebrate 135 years of history for the bases units.

Soldiers who fly and maintain the Apache attack helicopter joined with their families and contractors today (Thu 24 Aug) for a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Army Air Corps and 75th anniversary of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.

Alongside displays by the Royal Air Forces Red Arrows aerobatic team and Falcons parachute display team, the highlight was an explosive demonstration by the Attack Helicopter Display Team (AHDT).

Pictured: A family enjoy a look around an Apache helicopter on the static display area. Wattisham families celebrate military history Aircraft of all shapes and sizes converged on Wattisham Flying Station to celebrate 135 years of history for the bases units. Soldiers who fly and maintain the Apache attack helicopter joined with their families and contractors today (Thu 24 Aug) for a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Army Air Corps and 75th anniversary of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Alongside displays by the Royal Air Forces Red Arrows aerobatic team and Falcons parachute display team, the highlight was an explosive demonstration by the Attack Helicopter Display Team (AHDT).

Samantha said: “It’s been interesting and enjoyable to see a bit more of what Shaun does at work.”

Wattisham is home to 3 and 4 Regiments Army Air Corps flying the Apache and 7 Aviation Support Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.

Pictured: The explosive finale to the Attack Helicopter Display Teams performance.

Wattisham families celebrate military history
 
Aircraft of all shapes and sizes converged on Wattisham Flying Station to celebrate 135 years of history for the bases units.

Soldiers who fly and maintain the Apache attack helicopter joined with their families and contractors today (Thu 24 Aug) for a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Army Air Corps and 75th anniversary of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.

Alongside displays by the Royal Air Forces Red Arrows aerobatic team and Falcons parachute display team, the highlight was an explosive demonstration by the Attack Helicopter Display Team (AHDT).

Pictured: The explosive finale to the Attack Helicopter Display Teams performance. Wattisham families celebrate military history Aircraft of all shapes and sizes converged on Wattisham Flying Station to celebrate 135 years of history for the bases units. Soldiers who fly and maintain the Apache attack helicopter joined with their families and contractors today (Thu 24 Aug) for a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Army Air Corps and 75th anniversary of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Alongside displays by the Royal Air Forces Red Arrows aerobatic team and Falcons parachute display team, the highlight was an explosive demonstration by the Attack Helicopter Display Team (AHDT).