01 Jan 2021 13:59 - 01 Jan 2021 14:03#49394by Warty
"Manston was unique in many ways, but particularly as it was the only airfield to have built an underground hangar for the protection of its aeroplanes."
-- A Detailed History of RAF Manston 1916-1930: The Men Who Made Manston
1 April 1918:
"Three day-bombing training squadrons move into new buildings after work completed on large permanent hangers, Bessoneaux underground hangers, huge workshop and accommodation for 270 officers and 3,355 men."
History of Manston Airfiield
31 December 2020:
"A 10-metre-deep sinkhole has opened up on the former runway at Manston's makeshift lorry park.
Investigators are on site attempting to determine the cause of the collapse, which has reduced the capacity of the holding area by 50 HGV spaces."
They spent a whole day converting my local. They never bothered fixing the pothole covered access and taxiways. Just did a quick job on the main runway. Anthing breakable in a truck with get obliterated getting to it. Some of the holes are as big as a fiesta.