TR0621 : Lydd Airport ( London-Ashford )

near to Lydd (london-Ashford) Airport, Kent, Great Britain

Lydd Airport ( London-Ashford )
Lydd Airport ( London-Ashford )
Lydd Airport is located 2.2 km; ( 1.4 miles) northeast of the town of Lydd and 22 km; 14 miles south of Ashford in the District of Shepway within Kent. It is also known as London Ashford Airport.

Lydd Airport was the first airport built in the UK after the Second World War, in 1956. It was used initially for air ferry services, and was known as Lydd Ferryfield. The airlines operating at that time included Silver City Airways (operating Douglas Dakotas) and British United Air Ferries(BUAF) later becoming British United Airways, (BUA) which flew Bristol Freighters,Superfreighters and Aviation Traders Carvair aircraft, the latter three types being used for transporting cars and their occupants across the English Channel. One common destination was Le Touquet.
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2011
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Friday, 12 August, 2011   (more nearby)
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Monday, 15 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  Air transport 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 0614 2129 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:57.2497N 0:56.0192E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TR 0612 2129
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