IN LESS than two years, on May 25, 2016, Manston is due to celebrate 100 years of flying, but because of the actions of the ruthless Ann Gloag this may not happen. Under the pretence of developing the airport commercially it now appears that her intention was to expand her bank balance and almost her first action was to close the airport down and apply to build houses. She was not concerned that by her action 150 people lost their jobs and would have difficulty finding employment and a family business, TG Aviation, facing great problems. Now we have an extremely selfish person by the name of Myra Jones supporting this action primarily because she thinks by its closure it will make life more comfortable for her to spend her leisure time in her courtyard. Those of us who lived through the Second World War will remember Mansion with such gratitude and remember those brave airmen who were based there and the many who gave their lives so that we can live in peace. Its demise would be a disaster for so many.
D W Thompson
Herne Bay Times, June 11th 2014