History of Manston Airfield 100 years of flight

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

On this day, 28th August 1940 The Prime Minister Winston Churchill inspects bomb damage caused by Luftwaffe night raids in Ramsgate, Kent, England on 28 August 1940 © IWM (H 3514) Manston’s importance was recognised...

Heavy Luftwaffe raids on Manston and Ramsgate on 24th August 1940 leave the airfield unserviceable

Luftwaffe Recon photo some time after raids of 24/08/1940 Six heavy attacks, the first at 0600hrs (TBC) when approximately 80 aircraft crossed the coast to Thanet, left Manston unserviceable after the heavy raid at 1520hrs,...