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The move to Eastchurch....

However, with the passage of time the site was found to be restrictive as flights got longer. The ground was too soft as the planes got heavier and there were ditches and so the move to Eastchurch was made, in 1910, along with the Aero Club.

 

Frank McClean, George Cockburn and Horace Short set up a flying school at Eastchurch and the first four naval officers, to be taught flying were sent there. So began the Royal Naval Air Service.

 

Shellbeach / Leysdown / Muswell Manor  Timeline: 1910

1909 - 1917

Shellbeach / Leysdown / Muswell Manor Timeline

Shellbeach / Leysdown / Muswell Manor  Timeline: 1909 - 1917