Sadly, the RAF have been in contact to say that they have had to ground their entire fleet of BBMF planes that have Merlin engines while they investigate a problem - as a result, we're disappointed to have to say that the Lancaster bomber won't be able to fly past this weekend.
The Essex HMVA in conjunction with Maldon District Council presents Armed Forces Day at Maldon Promenade Park.
The day will run similarly to our Winter Gathering event held earlier in February. This is a great opportunity to get up close to these amazing machines and find out more about their history from their owners.
This is a great opportunity to chat with the public and enthusiasts alike and grab some refreshments in this spectacular location, as well as to honour the contribution the men and women of the Armed forces, both past and present have made.
This is a FREE event for all to attend.
If you are interested in seeing even more military history, you are welcome to join us at the Essex HMVA Echoes of History show on the 12th and 13th of August at Whitehouse Farm, the Living Memorial, Rettendon, Essex, CM3 8DL