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Herne Bay air show will host 10 Great War planes

The Great War Display Team is coming to Herne Bay pic The Great War Display Team/Facebook Comments (0) THIS year’s Herne Bay air show just keeps growing and growing – it has been announced that 10 First World War aircraft will be re-enacting dogfights along the seafront during the August event. A spokesman for BayPromoTeam said: “We’re absolutely delighted to announce …

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Soldier’s life as a POW beyond Western Front

A retired electrical engineer has shared memories of his father who was taken captive by the Germans in the First World War. Mike Hougham’s father Frank William Hougham was born in 1892, and grew up in Beltinge. Frank Hougham was part of a Herne Bay football team which achieved cup-winning glory in the 1911/12 season, when he was aged about …

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War website shows our place on the front line

A NEW website has been launched to mark the centenary of the First World War and how it affected Kent. Frontline Kent was set up by Visit Kent and Kent County Council and features key wartime locations. Canterbury cathedral gets a mention for the Warriors Chapel of St Michael, where the colours of the Buffs, the Royal East Kent Regiment, …

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Report: Doing their Bit – The Home Front in 1914-18

James Brazier, a founder member of The Western Front Society, gave a very interesting and illuminating presentation to members at our last meeting entitled “Doing their Bit – The Home Front in 1914-18”. His talk was illustrated with a collection of amusing post cards which were published throughout the duration of the Great War and demonstrated the various very important …

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#Manston #nightflights


I am against night flights at Manston excepting for emergencies. My main reasons are:

1 My health - I have suffered sleep deprivation in the past and have no wish to go through that again for whatever reason

2 Manston as far as I can tell has plenty of spare capacity during the day and this should be used before night flights

3 Cargo planes are heavier and noisier than passenger planes

4 I do not see how having night flights at Manston will create that many more jobs, and is it really worth doing so many people more harm for such a sort sighted reason as creating about twenty jobs

5 When we first came to the area, Manston was NOT an airport it was an Aerodrome, we had much delight watching the fighter jets etc go over us , but this was perhaps once a week if that and NEVER at night. My family moved here for peace, quiet and beg you not to allow night flights which will in my view ruin a lovely area of Kent.


Click to have your say in the Public Consultation on Night Flights


Dear Sirs

I am writing to make my case against the proposed night flights to or from Manston Airport.

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