|Middle Wallop lies on the
A343 Andover to Salisbury road which can be extremely busy thus bring a
bit of extra noise to this tranquil spot of Hampshire, well thats a bit
tongue in cheek, as here can be found Middle Wallop Airfield and the
fighter aircraft that were here played a major part in the defence of
the country during World War II and especially during the Battle of
Britain. This is also home to the Army Air
Corps and the venue for some spectacular air displays in the past, it is
one of three closely related villages which owe their odd name to the
little Wallop brook (the other two being Over Wallop and Nether Wallop).
Until about 15 years or more a world famous
military air show was held here in July which was completely free
to the public, and those travelling along the main road had spectacular
views of jet fighters, bombers and transports as well as vintage
aircraft and helicopters.