A MILITARY helicopter touched down in Yeading last week in a fundraising stunt for the Help For Heroes charity.
The chopper was in the car park of the Tesco store in Glencoe Road and lucky customers queued up for an unusual photo opportunity - attracting much attention from passers-by.
Parents and children were able to board the aircraft and have their pictures taken.
The pictures were then mocked up on to a spoof newspaper front page, complete with a dramatic headline and a story about their fictional heroics in warfare, and donations were made by the residents in exchange for the photos.
Soldiers from RAF Uxbridge were on hand to oversee the event, collect the donations and meet the public.
All of the proceeds will go towards Help For Heroes, providing support for soldiers wounded in the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.