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On 15 July vintage aircraft roared through the heavens over Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, near Maldon, for the second Evening Vintage Flying Event of the year. Against a calm but wispy sky backdrop, crowds watched displays by a variety of historic aircraft, including the famed Sopwith Snipe. The aerodrome was once a...

Pilots and display teams with Chairman Peter Martin

On 3 July we hosted a day of activities to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. Around 30 people attended the event, which included a very moving film screening that showed people flocking to the sea in 1916 in the hope of seeing loved ones. Following the screening, visitors...

Be2e departs for the Somme

On 25 June the team at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome were proud to once again host the Maldon Armed Forces Day event, organised by Maldon District Council. The event was free and members of the public, veterans, serving members of the forces and their families turned up to show their...

Richard Miller, Peter and Helen Eliott, David Rawlings and Peter Martin commemorating Armed Forces Day in 2016 at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome in Maldon, Essex

The magic of vintage aircraft lit up the skies over Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, near Maldon in Essex on Friday 10 June, for the aerodrome's first ever evening flying event. In the gentle breeze, crowds watched displays by the WW1 reproduction aircraft: BE2e, Sopwith Snipe and Albatros. The aerodrome was once...


On Wednesday 25 May Stow Maries in Maldon hosted the 10th UK Aerospace Youth Rocketry Challenge National Finals. It is a fantastic completion aimed at students aged 11 – 18 from secondary schools, colleges and higher education to design, build and launch a model rocket with a fragile payload. After three...

The Rocket finals

Crowds flocked to Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome in Essex to enjoy our first vintage flying event of the year. The two-day event, on 14 and 15 May, saw vintage and modern aircraft taking to the skies for the enjoyment of over 800 visitors at the aerodrome, which was once...

On behalf of Essex Police and Emergency Services, Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome hosted an event to commemorate the attack on the Twin Towers on Sep 11th 2001. The Rev Mary Cottee conducted a short service of remembrance this Friday 11th Sep at 11am at the Memorial on the Parade...

The September sunshine brought families out to spend the day at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome. Vintage and modern aircraft including Tiger Moths, Stampes, Piper Cubs, a de Havilland Chipmunk and a Boeing Stearman, flew in to visit this most intact remaining WW1 aerodrome. The younger visitors had a computer...

September Fly-in

The atmosphere of a WW1 aerodrome was recreated this weekend at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, as the sight and sound of WW1 type aircraft filled the skies. Heritage talks and guided tours of the aerodrome, brought memories of a bygone era back to life. Unique WW1 late-model original aircraft from...

WW1 Aviation Heritage Trust Fly-in

Hundreds of people including many Forces Veterans gathered in the sunshine at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome on Saturday to pay tribute to the nation’s Armed Forces at Maldon District Council’s Armed Forces Day. In support of the event many vintage and modern aircraft flew in, including a rare 1930s...

Armed Forces Day

Blue skies over Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome on Sunday drew large crowds to experience the sights and sounds of vintage and modern aircraft flying in to this heritage World War One aerodrome in Essex. Vintage aircraft visiting on Sunday included 1930s Tiger and Hornet Moths, Mew Gull and Vega Gull,...

Stow Maries May Fly-in


On 11th November, Armistice Day, BBC News Look East broadcast their regional evening programme live from the Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome hanger.

BBC Look East at Stow Maries

On Remembrance Sunday, Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome welcomed around 1,000 visitors to join the Service on the Parade Ground. The service commenced with a flypast and spectacular poppy drop by The Tiger Club. Aircraft started arriving in the morning and the pilots were treated to a full English breakfast in The Airmen's Mess. We had...

Remembrance Sunday

Unveiled by Lieutenant Claude Ridley’s daughter and grandson are two embroideries of scenes from the history of Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome. One embroidery depicts Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome at war and includes a portrait of Lt. Claude Ridley, the first Flight Commander at the Aerodrome. The second shows scenes of...


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