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Lympne Airfield History Society

Our meeting on November 7th was our best attended ever as we welcomed former Halifax and Lancaster pilot Henry Shackleton to tell his story of flying heavy bombers in WW2, being shot down over Berlin and incarceration in Stalag Luft … Continue reading

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Lympne Airfield History Society

Our next meeting on November 7th welcomes former Halifax and Lancaster pilot Henry Shackleton who will present his fascinating talk entitled Henry’s War. His early Air Force career was taken up with learning to fly and instructing others to fly in Canada. … Continue reading

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Lympne Airfield History Society

  On a very wet night on September 5th, Tony Moor presented the story of Florence Mary Morris-Davies, a very successful lady pilot of the CPFC. Born in London, the daughter of the 3rd Baronet of Rochester, Mary as she … Continue reading

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Lympne Airfield History Society

  Our next meeting on September 5th, is hosted by Tony Moor who will tell the story of Florence Mary Morris-Davies, a very successful lady pilot of the CPFC in a male dominated world. November’s meeting features a talk by WW2 Lancaster pilot Henty Shackleton from Elham. All meetings start at 7.30pm sharp. Please feel free to enjoy our continuing celebration of our Airfield in the wonderful surroundings of, Lympne Castle’s East Bar. There is no charge. Thanks to our generous hosts Richard and Rod at the castle. For more information please contact: John Simpson 01303 265078 Email: johnsimpson43@btinternet.com Web: www.lympneairfield.com

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Lympne Airfield History Society

(click on image to enlarge) Our meeting on July 18th will be presented by David Goldsmith, who will tell the story of the Cinque Ports Flying Club formed between the wars and spent many years at Lympne before eventually transferring … Continue reading

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Lympne Airfield History Society

Lympne Airfield History Society   Our meeting on July 18th will be presented by David Goldsmith, who will tell the story of the Cinque Ports Flying Club formed between the wars and spent many years at Lympne before eventually transferring … Continue reading

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Lympne Airfield History Society

  Our meeting on May 2nd will be presented by John Simpson, who will tell the true events of two RAF WW2 legends; Douglas Bader and Roger Bushell and their connections with Lympne Airfield. Both shot down Spitfire pilots, and … Continue reading

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Lympne Airfield History society

Over thirty people attended our presentation by Betty Black on the life of Skyways as a Lympne based airline from 1955 to 1974. Betty’s presentation was well illustrated with many colour photographs of all aspects of the era. The first … Continue reading

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Lympne Airfield History Society

Lympne Airfield History Society   Our meeting on March 14th welcomes Betty Black who worked for Skyways/Dan Air at Lympne from 1968 until 1974 when the airline moved to Lydd. Betty will present her experiences of those times with many images being shown to demonstrate what a busy enjoyable time it was for her. Part of the ground staff, Betty went on to say it was a great time for aviation and that locals will be surprised to hear just what used to happen at Lympne in those days. Other presentation subjects to come this year will include Douglas Bader & Roger Bushell at Lympne, Silver City and more stories from the Second World War. Please feel free to enjoy our continuing celebration of our Airfield in the wonderful surroundings of Lympne Castle’s East Bar. There is no charge. Thanks to our generous hosts Richard and Rod at the castle. For more information please contact: John Simpson 01303 265078 Email: johnsimpson43@btinternet.com Web: www.lympneairfield.com

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Lympne Airfield History Society

Happy New Year to you all. The next meeting is set for Tuesday 10th January, 7.30pm – Lympne Castle East Bar. We will be playing host to David Goldsmith as he presents his look at the attempted and achieved record … Continue reading

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