Manston: 100 years of Flight (1916 to 1918)

The early years, 1916 to 1918

IN 1916, THE FIELDS NEAR MANSTON VILLAGE become one of the first bases for the Royal Naval Air Service, the predecessor to the RAF. Despite only having been in existence for less than a year RNAS Manston was already rapidly becoming a frontline airfield in defence of Britain in 1917.

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