The normally bustling museum, which boasts a large collection of Royal Flying Corps World War One buildings, fell silent in tribute to the fallen on Sunday
Descendants of Great War pilots were among those who attended the special service. Hundreds of young people paraded in the presence of the Deputy Lieutenant of Essex, John Griffiths-Jones, and over 350 guests.
Civil and military dignitaries were also present to hear a sensitive service from Rev Peter Nicholson. After the laying of the wreaths, Chair of the Board of Trustees of Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome Trust, Air Cdre Barry Dickens, read the Kohima address.
The parade then paid their respects to the members of Blind Veterans UK present before preparing an impressive march past of the Deputy Lieutenant, who took the Salute.
CEO Ian Flint said: “Remembrance is always a poignant time at Stow Maries, and this year is no different. The uniformed youth groups performed wonderfully in what is actually a quite technical parade. I congratulate them for their hard work. It was also a great privilege to have descendants of pilots that flew from RFC Stow Maries on parade this year.” WITH THANKS TO DAVID DAVIES