To commemorate the first world war airfield (1916-19) on farmland to the east of Rye in East Guldeford Parish, Rye and District Royal British Legion (RBL) has installed a stone memorial with a plaque provided by the Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust at the side of a lay-by on the Camber Road (see the orange circle on the map below). It overlooks the site. The airfield was used for training and to deploy home-defence aircraft to counter the German airship threat.
It is now planned to formally dedicate and “unveil” the stone on Wednesday, September 4 at 6:30pm. Rye RBL will coordinate the dedication to include some words about the memorial, a short dedication and then unveiling.
Some background is in this Rye News article.
Donors and interested parties are invited to attend or send representation.
Image Credits: Anthony Kimber .