About Lympne Airfield

Dakotas and Avro 748s took care not to remove the roof of the County Members pub standing a couple of hundred yards from touchdown! Woe betide the crew that interrupted the weekend’s partying!

Dakotas and Avro 748s took care not to remove the roof of the County Members pub standing a couple of hundred yards from touchdown! Woe betide the crew that interrupted the weekend’s partying!

A little information about Lympne Airfield…

Lympne Airfield is of great historical importance to the birth of military and civil aviation and the development of light aircraft through the Lympne Trials in the nineteen twenties. Air racing, record breaking, international long distance flying and the Lympne Trials saw the important aircraft manufacturers and designers of the day compete here in the 1920’s.

Through two world wars Lympne saw intense activity as a base defending this country, playing a major part in all significant chapters of the war in Western Europe.  After WW2 commercial services and parachute training centred on Lympne until 1981.

 

Sopwith Camel

Sopwith Camel

Hawker Typhoon

Hawker Typhoon – From 1943.  Most famous squadron was “no 1″

 

 

 

 

 

Bristol Freighter

Bristol Freighter – From 1948 – 1954 flown by Silver City before transferring to Ferryfield (Lydd)

Lympne in 1930's

Lympne in 1930’s – much international air racing  in between the wars, and again from 1946 for about 3 years

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn more about Lympne Airfield on the history page.