Tri-planes to fly in for WW1 centenary at Barleylands

Tri-planes to fly in for WW1 centenary at Barleylands

Tri-planes to fly in for WW1 centenary at Barleylands

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REPLICA aircraft from the First World War will be on display at a commemorative show to mark the war’s centenary.

Tickets go on sale today for one of the largest First World War commemoration events in the country.

The event will be one of only four in the UK, and the only one in Essex to have a full team of all nine replica aircraft from the Great War.

They have teamed up with Show Maries Aerodrome, Europe’s only surviving Great War aerodrome, to bring in the Great War Display Team to mark the role of the Royal Flying Corp in the First World War.

It takes place at Barleylands Showground, Billericay, and will include a number of bi-planes and tri-planes, which will be gracing the skies over Barleylands, as well as Basildon, Billericay and Wickford areas.

Dan Rodgers, chairman of the Essex Military Support Association, said: “The Great War Display Team are booked almost solid over the next five years and it’s a real coup we are able to commemorate the Great War with this array of aircraft.”

The display forms part of the South Essex Armed Forces Day 2014 event, on June 21 and 22.

Organised by the Essex Military Support Association, the two-day extravaganza will include Armed Forces organisations from across Essex.

The association has also teamed up with John Delaney and Thomas Curtis, who are launching the Southend Airshow and Military Festival in September.

Tickets for the First WorldWar commemoration cost £10 per adult, £3.50 for under 16s, while under fives are free.

They can be bought from www.ticketweb.co.uk or www.essexmilitarysupport.com.

Any serving military personnel and veterans are advised to contact info@essexmilitary support.com for special ticketing arrangements.

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11:00am Tue 4 Feb 14

Howard Cháse says...

Those Fokkers were Messerschmidts...
Those Fokkers were Messerschmidts... Howard Cháse
  • Score: 4

12:15pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Kim Gandy says...

We WILL remember them....
We WILL remember them.... Kim Gandy
  • Score: 4

10:10am Wed 5 Feb 14

Letmetryagain says...

Shame it's at Barleylands. If it had been at Stow Maries I would have gone.
Shame it's at Barleylands. If it had been at Stow Maries I would have gone. Letmetryagain
  • Score: 3

10:11am Wed 5 Feb 14

Letmetryagain says...

Anyway, it should be in April.
Anyway, it should be in April. Letmetryagain
  • Score: 2

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