East Anglia Association event

East Anglia Association event

The next East Anglia Association event will be held on Friday 14th June at Stow Maries Aerodrome in Purleigh.

 

The Stow Maries Aerodrome is the largest known surviving group of RFC buildings on an unchanged WWI aerodrome. When considered with its growing collection of objects directly related to the site and its activities, a truly unique resource is evident.

Originally opened in 1916 as home to B Flight of No 37(HD) Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, the aerodrome saw the birth of the Air Defence of Great Britain in response to the first raids by Zeppelins and Gotha bombers on London and the South East. It played a key role in the Battle for Britain (the first London Blitz) the following year. It was at Stow Maries that No 37 Squadron transitioned from the Royal Flying Corps to the Royal Air Force on 1 April 1918. It continued in its dedicated role until Spring 1919, when the RAF closed its doors forever.
 
Our speaker, Jane Wilson-Howarth (F1976) mother, physician, author and zoologist, is an authority on travel health and has travelled to, and worked in, many areas of the world. Her illustrated talk, entitled ‘Caving to Life-Saving - a Churchill fellow's journey from explorer to Himalayan doctor’, promises to be both entertaining and informative.
 
There will be a sandwich lunch in the Airmen’s Mess at the all-inclusive price for the whole day of £12 per person. The site (which is wheelchair accessible) is quite remote so please leave time to get lost before finding your way again. There is plenty of free parking.

To book a place, please download a booking form and post it back with your cheque.