BE2 in flight


Royal visit to Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome

Royal visit to Stow Maries


Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex visited Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome on 17 March. He had a tour of the site, met the Stow Maries Trustees, Russell Savory the Aerodrome Manager and spoke to some 30 of Stow’s volunteers.

He also met with Dick Forsythe and Michael Drayton, trustees of the WW1 Aviation Heritage Trust (WAHT) and sat in the cockpit of the WAHT operated BE2e reproduction aircraft.

Photos by David Davies: John Munn (Shuttleworth Collection) swinging the propellor, with Prince Edward in the cockpit and speaking with Russell Savory.

For more information please visit the ITV website or the Essex Chronicle website

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