Stow Maries At War!


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Spectacular Air Display & Living History in all its Glory!

On Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th July, Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome will celebrate the return of Stow Maries at War, the national-lauded Living History event focussing 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. Ranging from Great War Girl Guides to the Nimy Company, the site will be filled to bursting with authentic camps and personnel bringing RFC Stow Maries, 1917, to life. 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.  The famous and much loved veteran spotter, the BE2e, is planned to take to the skies and operate as a pair with its arch-enemy, the German Albatros – all courtesy of WW1 Aviation Heritage Trust.

The fabulous Stampe formation display team, who represent classical barnstorming aviation will also be part of the display card, plus the French single seat 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 in the Dope Workshop plus a Whitechapel Foundry Blacksmith will take up residence in our original forge, lighting embers long gone cold over the years.

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.

Chief Executive of Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Ian Flint said: “The participants that we invite to attend this event are truly world class. It is an honour to work with such distinguished groups and they take their part in our event very seriously!  It makes a real difference to the experience and pays respect to the men and women who served. The flying display is going to be breath-taking, too. This is always a sell-out and we enjoy making it bigger and better every year.”

Tickets are priced at £17.50 per adult, free for under 16s. They are only available in advance at

Stow Maries Great War aerodrome is open to the public every day except Tuesdays & Wednesdays. Pre-arranged group visits, including coach trips, are welcome.

For more information about visiting Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome please visit

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