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Offline Trikeman

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Re: Westgate seaplane base
« Reply #4 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
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Offline colin haggart

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Re: Westgate seaplane base
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2010, 19:35:04 »
What's there now on my Thanet and canterbury map.


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Re: Westgate seaplane base
« Reply #2 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.

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Westgate seaplane base
« Reply #1 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.


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.


Aerial View Dec 1918

Today
for comparison.

 

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