Remembrance Sunday Service at Stow Maries – 8 November 2015

A Remembrance Sunday service and wreath laying ceremony took place at Stow Maries Aerodrome – one of the most original World War One aerodromes still in existence. The aerodrome opened in 1916 with the aim of protecting London from attack by Zeppelin airships and Gotha bombers. When closed in 1919 the land was returned to agricultural use, but most of the buildings remained untouched and are now being carefully preserved and restored. A memorial has been erected on the parade ground, at which the service took place. A planned poppy drop had to be cancelled due to high winds, though a small number of brave visitors did fly in.

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