Aviation => Landing Grounds => Topic started by: Riding With The Angels on May 05, 2009, 19:10:58

Title: Westgate seaplane base
Post by: Riding With The Angels on May 05, 2009, 19:10:58
Shorts seaplanes of 219sqn preparing for anti-submarine patrols where they were frequently intercepted by German seaplanes from Zeebrugge.
(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h282/RidingWithTheAngels2/sub%20album%202/Old%20Pics/Top-38.jpg)

Sub Lts H.A. Buss, A.B. Gaskill and R.H. Mulock of A flight 2 sqn RNAS Westgate relax beside a machine gun post in 1915.
(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h282/RidingWithTheAngels2/sub%20album%202/Old%20Pics/Top-39.jpg)

Aerial View Dec 1918
(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h282/RidingWithTheAngels2/sub%20album%202/Old%20Pics/Top-27.jpg)
Today
for comparison.
(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h282/RidingWithTheAngels2/sub%20album%202/Old%20Pics/Westgate.jpg)
Title: Re: Westgate seaplane base
Post by: LenP on May 23, 2010, 22:24:11
The concrete bases for the supports of the ramp in the first photo above are exposed at the moment as the beach has lost a lot of sand over the winter.
Title: Re: Westgate seaplane base
Post by: colin haggart on May 24, 2010, 19:35:04
What's there now on my Thanet and canterbury map.

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk90/colinhaggart/Westgate.jpg)
Title: Re: Westgate seaplane base
Post by: Trikeman on April 18, 2016, 00:33:30
Here is a recent view of St Mildreds Bay, Westgate on Sea. One slipway from the WW1 RNAS seaplane base is still there
Trikeman