Manston: 100 years of Flight (1939 to 1941)

World War 2 (part 1) 1939 to 1941

A CRUCIAL STATION during the Battle of Britain, though dangerously exposed as German war planes can reach Manston in the time it takes the RAF to scramble to combat height…

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