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John38

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Re: RAF Lympne
« Reply #46 on: June 25, 2014, 19:10:35 »
Just noticed that the top buttons on their tunics aren't undone, implying they aren't fighter pilots

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Re: RAF Lympne
« Reply #45 on: June 25, 2014, 13:16:15 »
Thanks HTN. Judging from the shiny flying-kit, and maximum exposure of the 'rings' these look like brand new pilot officers

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Re: RAF Lympne
« Reply #44 on: June 25, 2014, 09:32:03 »
To those who may be interested Period from 1941-42. Location Lympne Air field and Port Lympne Mansion House. I have more but have problems sending, although have resized. If these go through I`ll send more. HTN

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Re: RAF Lympne
« Reply #43 on: June 02, 2014, 11:07:59 »
Welcome to the Forum HTN! I think this will help.

http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=13925.0


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Re: RAF Lympne
« Reply #42 on: June 01, 2014, 20:24:24 »
Hi there, I`m new to this so not sure how to use it. May be someone could send me some tips how to send an e-mail that may be of interest without being directed at anyone person and attach pictures.

My info is related to RAF Lympne. My Father has recently passed away and I have found lots of pictures from his war time service both in the UK and then in Burma. He was posted at Lympne 1941- 42 and, while operational there, took pictures of other service men and women who he served with. The Port Lympne Mansion house, which is now a wildlife park, apparently served as part of the mess for the lucky few who stayed there. I remember him talking about it but never really knew where it was until I saw the pictures and searched on the internet. At the Mansion house I have pictures of pilots and other staff together with my father, also what they did on their days off, not sure how they had to play being in the hot spot so close to the coast line but the the pictures show they did.. so I have pictures but don't know how to attach them for others to see. Any help much appreciated. sender HTN

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Re: RAF Lympne
« Reply #41 on: February 01, 2014, 14:45:37 »
New Battle Of Britiain Memorial Flight scheme for their Spit MkIX MK356 for D Day anniversary revealed as 5J-K ML217 of 126sqn from Lympne Aug 1944 flown by John Plagis.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=569357233119294&set=a.216992238355797.55827.216980461690308&type=1&theater

http://www.fightercontrol.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&p=551224

The upper image is more recent with the accurate 'Sky' spinner as opposed to the red one in the below link following initial repaint and is a remnant of the previous silver scheme worn by this aircraft. The width of the recognition stripes is accurate for this aircraft.

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Re: RAF Lympne
« Reply #40 on: July 07, 2013, 14:25:37 »
My father was stationed at No. 8 Aircraft Acceptance Park, Lympne, during WW1 and kept a photo album during his time there.  I attach two aerial shots of the airfield in the hope they will be of interest to members, although I'm afraid the quality is not that good.  Incidentally, the first two photos in reply no. 25 are also in his album.

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Re: RAF Lympne
« Reply #39 on: April 02, 2013, 17:07:49 »
Some photos from a visit yesterday. Nice to see a raised Picket Hamilton Airfield Defence Fort there even if it did have a tree growing through the middle of it!  :)

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Re: RAF Lympne
« Reply #38 on: November 21, 2011, 22:18:51 »
Hello there

I'm trying to locate an image of RAF Lympne during WWII or shortly after.

Thanks for your time

Shaun

I think you'll find if you look at the earlier pages on this thread Shaun you will find some.

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Re: RAF Lympne
« Reply #37 on: November 10, 2011, 18:26:42 »
Did Silver City operate from Rochester & Lympne at the same time or was it one then the other? I can remember getting a car price in 1966 of 19 Rochester to Basle, think that was one way

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« Reply #36 on: November 10, 2011, 16:13:06 »
Three Bristol Type 170 Freighters plus a DC-3 at Lympne airport late 1950's early 1960's ??




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« Reply #35 on: January 31, 2011, 08:03:49 »
Article in today's Daily Express claims recently discovered documents detailing plans for Lympne being prepared to receive Adolf Hitler as a prisoner! Apparently a plot was hatched to recruit Hitler's personal pilot as a double agent and to persuade him to divert his luxury FW Condor across the channel and land it in Kent at Lympne airfield.

Arthur "Bomber" Harriis planned the operation, which was due to take place on 25th March 1941,  and ordered extra men and weaponry to be drafted into the airfield.

Unfortunately the pilot decided to stay loyal to his leader and the flight never arrived.

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« Reply #34 on: January 18, 2011, 11:45:37 »
http://www.abpic.co.uk/search.php?q=G-AEFT&u=reg

Here's something that survives from Lympne, it was based there from 1936 until 1939 and is still going!

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Re: RAF Lympne
« Reply #33 on: July 21, 2010, 17:45:09 »
Some interesting stuff courtesy of the 601 squadron website....

http://601squadron.com/Brian_Thynne_1929-33.php

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« Reply #32 on: July 21, 2010, 17:01:43 »
Sorry, cannot really help you on this, if Otterpool Lane is the entrance road to the zoo, the site where we stopped was about 200 yds along on the left hand side, the staff had opened the gate in the fence so that we could get to the shelter.  The derelict buildings were about 100 yds into the field on the left, but seemed to be fenced off, the staff said that they could not be used because they were unsafe.  As we drove out along the road, on the left hand side there seemed to be a low brick structure about 100 yds from the roadside in the middle of the field, I think this field had crops in it.

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