Wednesday, 5 October 2016

..the end for RAF Manston

A view from the RAF Manston history museum across the airfield, now idle for some two years..

Lead item on the local TV news channel just yesterday - an independent report has concluded that Manston has no future as an airport or aviation hub following its 'closure' some two years ago. Manston's 2752 meter long runway (the longest and widest in the country) is currently standing idle while arguments for an additional runway in the south-east of the UK continue! 'Developers' have 2,500 houses and business outlets planned. Meanwhile the RAF Manston history Museum - just off the airfield - takes delivery of another 'new' aircraft ...

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