Manston, Kent is home to not one but two museums dedicated to aviation history and one of the few remaining wartime Spitfires
Manston, dating back to WWI when the village farmland was first used as an airfield for emergency landings, is home to the unique free museum named in honour and home to the iconic, legendary fighter aircraft Spitfire and Hurricane. These aircraft served the RAF in many areas of battle both at home and overseas, and today thrill people with their aerial displays.
Discover not just through the aircraft, but a host of objects and artefacts of the story of life in and around nearby Ramsgate, during WWII. Learn about the history of Manston airfield from its beginnings through aircraft and artefacts including World War I, the first RAF Meteor Jet squadron to modern civil aviation the RAF Manston History Museum.
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