Event Team / Event News
Posted on January 08, 2017 at 10:19
A New home for the Essex HMVA Military & Flying Machines Show
The maritime town of Maldon and the surrounding area is a picturesque and historic area with a rich and important military history,
it has seen more than its fair share of conflict throughout the ages, including the Roman, Viking and Dane eras. Famously, the Battle of Maldon in 991 CE occurred during the reign of Æthelred the Unready.
In WW1, motor torpedo boats were based on Osea Island - the connecting causeway of which is near our new location. During WW2, the area around Maldon saw many small ships used to assist in the evacuation of troops from Dunkirk, and later boats used in the D-Day invasion. Maldon and the surrounding area is also home to several military museums, such as:
The Maldon Museum, http://www.maldonmuseum.org.uk/
The Combined Services Museum: http://www.cmsm.co.uk/
The Chelmsford Museum (incorporating the Essex Regiment Museum): http://www.chelmsford.gov.uk/museums
Sanford Mill: http://www.chelmsford.gov.uk/sandford-mill-visitor-information
As well as WW1 and WW2 airfields.