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The King’s Head pub now run by leading Kent brewery firm Shepherd Neame suffered a freak accident in World War One when a low-flying aircraft based at Wye crashed into the establishment while mounting an impromptu flypast to celebrate a marriage.

Also known as: RAF Wye / RFC Wye / Wye Aerodrome
County: Kent
Current Status: Farmland
Date: May 1916 - October 1919
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Trainer

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/07/2013):

  • Wye Library
  • Wye with Hinxhill Parish Council
  • WyeWeb.Org

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 3 Sqn

  • No 20 RS

  • No 20 TS

  • 24th Aero Sqn

  • No 42 TS

  • No 50 RS

  • No 51 RS

  • No 61 Sqn

  • No 65 Sqn

  • No 66 RS

  • No 86 Sqn


Plan of Wye, 1918. Courtesy of Ed Andrews

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