Lympne Airfield History Society

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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. The CPFC were a civil aviation organisation 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 with three others in 1938. He was succeeded by his wife Ann as manager at the time.

Forthcoming meetings later this year include a talk by WW2 Lancaster pilot Henty Shackleton from Elham.

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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