Lympne Airfield History Society

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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 to Lydd in the 1970’s. A civil aviation organisation, the CPFC were also responsible for training many RAF pilots who would go on to serve in WW2. Hosts of many air shows before and after the war, the CPFC operated many different types of aircraft, significant numbers of which are still in existence either flying or in museums all over the world today. Indeed one of the many real characters of the CPFC, its manager Bill Davis lies in Lympne Churchyard today having been killed in a flying accident as he came into land in 1938. He was succeeded by his wife Ann as manager at the time.

From our September meeting all our meetings will be the first Tuesday of the month as we avoid clashing with the SHAL meetings. Owing to holiday commitments our July date is later, but this does not clash. It was good to see several SHAL regulars at our May 2nd meeting as John Simpson told a well attended meeting the fascinating story of WW2 RAF heroes, Douglas Bader and Roger Bushell, both household names who knew our village very well indeed.

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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