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BBC historian hails best WWI aerodrome in world

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The BBC One Show history presenter visited the unique site near Maldon, to view some of the newly-renovated buildings and visit the Royal Flying Corps Home Defence Museum.

After meeting volunteers and touring the site, Dan Snow said, “This is a wonderful site, its uniqueness cannot be understated. We need to do everything we can to support this amazing project, and I’m very glad to be part of it. I look forward to Stow Maries becoming the centre of WWI aviation history in Europe.”

Snow visited the site before attending a centenary fundraising dinner at Hylands House, Chelmsford, hosted by the Aerodrome. He was escorted by Rt Hn John Whittingdale MP, and Chairman of Trustees, Peter Martin, as he toured the Royal Flying Corps buildings and some of the permanent exhibitions.  

The Aerodrome has the largest known surviving group of Royal Flying Corps buildings on a WWI aerodrome. These buildings are now being restored one by one, by a vast army of volunteers, who are dedicated to returning it to its former 1918 glory.

More details on the aerodrome at www.stowmaries.org.uk.

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