Lympne Airfield History Society

The March 5th presentation is by John Simpson who will feature the German V1 flying bomb attacks from 1944, and how it affected Lympne and the local area. Lympne, like many surrounding towns and villages had a significant numbers of V1 hits with the loss of life of RAF personnel on the Airfield among them. Each incident will be explained. Strategically placed at the centre of the V1 incoming flights, Lympne was also an important airfield to counter such intrusions, with a handful of squadrons and aircraft types in operation. The personal diary of one such flyer lifts the lid on what life was like at the time, for this Spitfire pilot.
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. He would of course go on to design the Hawker Hurricane and several other warbirds.
We have now been able to plan all of our presentations for 2019 thanks to Philip Read joining our team at the end of last year. Phil, David Goldsmith, Tony Moor, Rob Beale and yours truly will all feature as presenters this year.
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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