Lympne Airfield History Society

Our March 5th presentation by John Simpson who featured the German V1 flying bomb attacks, and how it affected Lympne and the local area was very well attended. Then and now photographs were shown of sites where the bombs fell. Also featured were the wrecked churches of Little Chart and Lyminge, along with a bomb falling in Stone Hill, Sellindge. The role of Lympne Airfield as a fighter interceptor base and a recipient of flying bombs, one of which killed RAF personnel were explained

Our May 7th meeting will see the delayed presentation by Rob Beale featuring aircraft designer Sir Sydney Camm and his involvement in the Lympne Trials of the early 1920’s. His first design, the Hawker Cygnet was designed for Lympne and proved to be a winner. He would of course go on to design the Hawker Hurricane, Typhoon and several other warbirds, including work on the Harrier.

Please feel free to enjoy our continuing celebration of our Airfield in the wonderful surroundings of Lympne Castle’s East Bar and main hall. All meetings start at 7.30pm sharp. There is no charge. Thanks to our generous hosts Richard and Rod at the castle, and Brian our regular barman..

For more information please contact: John Simpson 01303 265078

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