Stow Maries Fly In – 6 September 2015

The blue sky over the historic Great War aerodrome on the Sunday of the weekend event gives little indication of the weather conditions which limited the flying activity at the fly in. None of the World War One reproductions were able to get airborne on the Saturday, and only the Albatros made it aloft on the Sunday – giving Rob Gauld-Galliers his first chance to fly in a World War One Heritage Aviation Trust (WAHT) machine. The increasing number of WWI airframes were displayed outside whilst a couple of yet to be assembled new arrivals were on view in the hangar. A few visiting aircraft also braved the elements, and some – including a smart Stearman in US Navy colours – carried out a pass on departure.

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Service for planting of Ceramic Poppies at Stow Maries WWI Aerodrome – 19 April 2015

Ten ceramic poppies from the ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ art installation were ‘planted’ during a service of remembrance at Stow Maries Aerodrome, in memory of the airmen of 37 (Home Defence) Squadron who died whilst serving the squadron during World War One. The art installation of 888,246 poppies surrounded the Tower of London during 2014 commemorating one hundred years since the start of WWI, after which they were posted out to individuals and groups. The poppies were purchased using donations by the ‘Friends of Stow Maries Aerodrome’.

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