On Saturday and Sunday July 21-22, Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome will celebrate Stow Maries at War, an event dedicated to living-history, plus an air display that will see the BE-2e take to the skies.
Organisers say “the event will focus on the Great War and the British Armed Forces in all its glory, with the aerodrome bustling with living historians, showing the uniforms, weaponry, equipment and training of the Great War soldier and airmen, as well as authentic historical camps. To compliment the day, a flying display will take place exhibiting aircraft from the golden age of aviation; from the Miles Magister two seater monoplane, to the fabulous Stampe formation display team, who represent classical barnstorming aviation. Visitors will enjoy the French single seat reproduction of the Nieuport 17 and the return of the venerable home defence fighter and longest serving functional aircraft of the first world war, – the BE-2e, courtesy of WW1 Aviation Heritage Trust.”
An exhibition by award winning aviation artist Graham Turner will be held, plus the The Great War Society, 10th Essex Regiment and The Royal Navy Bluejacket living history groups will be on site. A genuine blacksmith will also take up residence for the day on Sunday. During both days, the site will be offering Flight Line Tours, a BBQ, Bar and Ice Creams, plus The Mess will be in full swing. http://www.stowmaries.org.uk/