RAF Manston [entry point]
RAF Manston was located in Kent, 4 miles (6 kms) north-west of Ramsgate.
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At the start of the Second World War RAF Manston was in Fighter Command and transferred to the Second Tactical Air Force in February 1944. The station was converted from grass runways in 1943 to become one of three emergency landing grounds in England used to land damaged aircraft returning from operations, including many from Bomber Command. The station had one runway almost one and three-quarter miles long (2.7 km) and 250 yards (230 m) wide. The FIDO fog dispersal system was installed.
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