SECOND World War planes have been added to a list of rare aircraft appearing on South Essex Armed Forces Day at Barleylands.

The planes, which will include a Supermarine Spitfire MK XI and Hawker Hurricane MK IIB, will be flying over the showground, near Billericay, on June 21 and June 22.

They will take their place alongside planes from the Great War Display Team, which will mark 100 years since the start of the First World War.

History groups, military vehicles and a full size replica of a Spitfire will be on display at Barleylands, in Barleylands Road, Billericay.

Dan Rodgers, chairman of the Essex Military Support Association, which is organising the event, said: “It’s exciting to have more historic aircraft that are so iconic joining us on the day.

With the Great War Display Team already confirmed this is another fantastic opportunity for the people of Essex to come out to see what will be a great display and also honour all those that fought so hard for us during the Second World War.”

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

The Essex Military Support Association has teamed up with Show Maries Aerodrome, Europe’s only surviving Great War aerodrome, to bring a number of bi-planes and tri-planes to grace the skies over the Barleylands Showground as well as nearby Basildon, Billericay and Wickford areas.

Tickets cost £10 per adult, £3.50 for under 16’s, under fives are free and can be bought from

Any serving military personnel and veterans are advised to contact for special tickets.