Military Pageant

Sunday 3 July 2016

The Military Pageant is dedicated to recognising the contribution of our Armed Forces – past and present. We are proud that The Collection is home to the largest and most impressive collection of genuine airworthy First World War aircraft in Europeand some of the sole remaining airworthy aircraft of their type including the Hawker Tomtit and Avro Tutor.

Expect to see a fantastic gathering of Military aircraft and vehicles, and an exhibition by the Royal Aeronautical society. The flying display will feature four visiting Spitfires, the much loved B17 – Sally B, and a display by the Avro Lancaster.

Veterans aged 85 or over have free entry to the event – please let us know you are coming (contact details below).

Visiting Aircraft

  • Hawker Hurricane (Guy Black)
  • Spitfire V (Guy Black)
  • Spitfire I (IWM)
  • Spitfire MH434 (Old Flying Machine Company)
  • Spitfire 11 (Pete Teichman)
  • Buchon (John Romain)
  • Yak 3 (Mark Davy)
  • BBMF Lancaster – display
  • B17 – sally B

Collection Aircraft

  • Hawker Tomtit
  • Hawker Demon (private owner, based at OW)
  • Gloster Gladiator
  • P-o2

All aircraft are provisional and may be subject to change.

Additional entertainment

  • Live Music with the Polka Dot Dolls
  • Royal Aeronautical Exhibition & Exhibitors
  • ‘Make & paint’ with Airfix & IPMS Brampton (free)
  • Swiss Garden tours at 12.00 and 15.00 (free)
  • Flightline tours at 10.00, 10.30, 11.00, 11.30 (book at SVAS stand)
  • The Shuttleworth Re-enactor Historians
  • Pilot’s chat: Gloster Gladiator
  • Vehicle parade: Featured vehicles Hillman Minx  staff car and M20 Motorcycle
  • The House is open from 10.00-14.00. Visitors can explore rooms with House stewards available to answer questions about the history of The House and the Shuttleworth family.*

*Please note that access to The House is via the Swiss Garden. The underpass is cobbled and currently unsuitable for wheelchairs.

Event Timings

9.00 – Gates open

12.00 – Vehicle parades

14.00 – Flying Display begins

17.40 – Approximate end of display

The restaurant, visitor centre and gift shop are open for the duration of the event and close 30 minutes after the end of the flying display.

Season Ticket

2016 Season Ticket available:

£130 – non SVAS

£120 – SVAS

Please email Helen Woods to purchase or call 01767 627924 (M-F, 9.00-17.00 only).

Additional info

Event commentators: Tim Callaway & John Gilder.

Parking is free, and disabled parking is available.

Dogs on leads are permitted outside on-site but are not allowed in hangars, restaurant, Visitor Centre, and Swiss Garden (assistance dogs are the exception).

Smoking in permitted in designated areas only.

No commercial filming or photography is allowed without permission.

Shutttle bus

  • 11.30 – leaves from Biggleswade train station
  • 17.30 – leaves Shuttleworth for return journey
  • Adult – £9.50 return or £5.00 single (pay on the bus)
  • Children under 16 free

Group Bookings

Discount for groups of 10+ people, available to book until Tuesday 28 June 2016. Please email Helen Woods or call 01767 627924 (Mon-Frid, 9.00-17.00).

On the day gate prices

Adult – £28

Child under 16 – Free (max 4 per adult)

SVAS – £16

Exemptions (Free entry)

Veterans aged 85 or over. Please pre-book by contacting Helen Woods – 01767 627924 (Mon-Frid).

Pilot (only) of a pre-1945 aircraft have free entry (occupants must pay). You must pre-book a PPR slot.

Pilot and up to two occupants free for a pre-1945 twin engine aircraft. You must pre-book a PPR slot.

Online Booking


By booking an SVAS ticket you are agreeing that you are a current member of the SVAS with a current membership card that will be valid on the date of this event. Failure to show your valid card on the gate in conjunction with this ticket will render you liable to pay the additional monies up to the value of a non SVAS member.