Lympne Airfield History Society

Amy Johnson

The March 6th presentation by John Simpson will tell the story of Amy Johnson, probably the biggest name associated with our airfield. Recent studies have discovered more flights made from Lympne than were previously known about, which will be included. We will look in detail of her record breaking flights to Cape Town, Darwin, the USA, Moscow and Japan in the 1930’s, and examine her last day and sad loss in the Thames estuary in January 1941. It is a story of bravery, glory, celebrity and overwhelming sadness. Amy disappeared from our skies on a cold foggy winter afternoon, which at the time was shrouded in mystery. More modern researches have revealed what happened.

At the time of writing our May 1st meeting presentation is yet to be finalised.

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

AJ Lympne

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