Children's Model Aircraft for recreational purposes, at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Purleigh, Essex, Britain. Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Purleigh, Essex, Britain. Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome is a WW1 military aviation museum based at the former site of the WW1 aerodrome. There are a number of memorials and heritage links to the fallen airmen of B Flight of No 37(HD) Squadron, Royal Flying Corps who were based here. During the site visit visitors can learn about the sites military aviation history, see example replicas of aircraft, participate in guided lecture tour of Stow Maries and find out about the airmen crew who flew in defence of our skies during WW1.