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Manston’s role in Operation Market Garden, 17th September 1944

A slowing advance and a plan By September 1944, Paris and Brussels had been liberated through weeks of heavy and costly fighting through the Normandy fields and hedgerows, after the triumph of the D-Day landings in June....

Prime Minister, Winston Churchill visits Manston on 28th August 1940

On this day, 28th August 1940 Manston’s importance was recognised when the Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, paid it a personal visit. He saw an airfield barely serviceable, still with craters everywhere and markers denoting unexploded...

Manston’s role on D-Day, 6th June 1944

On this day, 6th June 1944, known as D-Day, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline forming the largest amphibious attack in history. “As with other fighter bases,...