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Swingate Part IIIb – World War I Front Line Aerodrome April 1918

Continued from Swingate Part IIIa – World War I Front Line Aerodrome 1918 April –  Dover and a new enemy attacks The Royal Air Force (RAF) was formed on 1 April 1918 by the amalgamation of the Royal Flying Corps … Continue reading

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Swingate Part IIIa – World War I Front Line Aerodrome January – March 1918

Continued from Swingate Part IIB – World War I Front Line Aerodrome 1918 January – March – Dover and will this war ever end? January and February 1918 On a freezing cold New Years Day in 1918, the children with … Continue reading

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Swingate Part IIb – World War I Front Line Aerodrome

Continued from Swingate Part IIa – World War I Front Line Aerodrome 1917 – On the Offensive & the Americans come to Swingate Attacks on neutral shipping continued. Typically from the beginning of the War to the end of 1916 … Continue reading

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Swingate Part IIa – World War I Front Line Aerodrome

Swingate is a large stretch of downland on the east side of Dover Castle. It is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the history of the site is internationally unique, particularly in relation to communication. This essay is … Continue reading

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Swingate Part 1 Marconi, South Foreland and Wireless Communication

Dover is a positive treasure-trove of historic jewels, many neglected, some forgotten and some, like Swingate Downs, described by one of the town’s moronic councillor/business person as wasteland while a stalwart on Dover’s tourism and Dover Harbour Board committees wants … Continue reading

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