A MODEL aircraft club caught the eye of villagers this week as they commemorated the start of the First World War with a flypast and display.

As well as a flypast from military-themed aircraft there was also a pyrotechnic display as the group displayed a bombing of an enemy village, made of cardboard.

Despite a worrying weather forecast, the High Wycombe and District Model Aircraft Club were undeterred as they put on a display for about 400 people.

The event was organised by the club to commemorate the centenary of the start of WWI and the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

The show started with a banner tow welcoming the crowd before a flypast of biplanes hit the sky.

There were also aerobatic displays by fixed wing aircraft and helicopters and a world class demonstration of helicopter flying by an invited guest pilot, a club spokesman said.

A special toffee bomber was on hand to keep watching children happy, with hundreds of toffees being dropped from the sky.

The main attraction of the event concluded with a series of model WWI biplanes destroying a specially constructed cardboard village, using pyrotechnic technology.

The event was held in the grounds of Carrington Junior School, in Flackwell Heath, on Sunday, August 17.

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