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Ramsgate Airport
Nov 22, '21

Ramsgate Municipal Airport

Ramsgate Airport

Ramsgate Airport was a civil airfield at Ramsgate, Kent, United Kingdom which opened in July 1935. It was briefly taken over by the Royal Air Force in the Second World War, becoming RAF Ramsgate. The airfield was then closed and obstructed to prevent its use. It reopened in 1953 and served until final closure in 1968. The site has now been redeveloped as an industrial estate.


I moved to Minster-in-Thanet in 1957 at the age of 3 below RAF Manston. The following summer of ‘58 my father decided to walk back from Ramsgate Airshow (Pyson Road) to home, my mother wisely went by train. I was 4; it was a hot summer’s day and the distance was 7 miles! I needless to say it was a very memorable experience!

In 1968 I used to go to Ramsgate to fly model aeroplanes and in that September I joined the Thanet Astronomical Society for Youth (TASY) and sky watch all night in August during in the Pereids meteor showers (Occurs during July 17 – August 24).

The Perseids are a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Swift–Tuttle. The meteors are called the Perseids because the point from which they appear to hail (called the radiant) lies in the constellation Perseus.



Nov 22, '21
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