Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome will celebrate the return of Stow Maries at War, a living history event focusing on the British Armed Forces of the Great War.
The aerodrome will be bustling with historians, showing the uniforms, weaponry, equipment and training of the Great War soldier and airmen, as well as authentic historical camps. The Royal Flying Corps and a variety of Infantry Regiments will be represented, all interacting with the public to tell their stories.
To compliment the day, a flying display will take place exhibiting aircraft from the early age of aviation. Its hoped that the BE2e will take to the skies and operate as a pair with its arch-enemy, the German Albatros – all courtesy of WW1 Aviation Heritage Trust. The Stampe formation display team, who represent classical barnstorming aviation will also be part of the display card, plus a reproduction of the Nieuport 17. Weather permitting, a full display will see these favourites joined by other guests from the classic aviation community.
Award-winning First World War aviation artist, Graham Turner, will be exhibiting his work plus a Whitechapel Foundry Blacksmith will take up residence in the site’s original forge. 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. All air displays will take place weather permitting.