Future Events


Starting at 10.30am
Hartsdown Road, Margate CT9 5QZ
Sir Roger Gale, MP
Tony Freudmann, RiverOak Strategic Partners
Everyone who supports the re-opening of Manston
as an operational airport is invited to attend.


Dear Fellow Supporter of Manston Airport

Further to recent emails, etc. I would like to confirm some details of the proposed meeting before the Xmas break.

I have set up a ticketing system on Eventbrite, so that we can monitor ticket take up.

All you need to do to book is register via the following link:

Please circulate this and get people to sign up, can you stress not to register unless they fully intend to attend.

I have also attached a draft press release – feedback any alterations of change suggestions.

Can all those that have pledged money to help fund this, please confirm amount and when it will be available – I need to secure booking ASAP.

For the purposes of clarity, this meeting is:

1.    A unity meeting for all those who want an aviation future for Manston to come together
2.    A technical meeting where relevant experts will explain the potential aviation business at Manston
3.    For Interest groups can answer questions
4.    Send a very positive message
It is not:
1.    A platform for any political party, and there will be no political speeches
2.    For Recommending any potential owner/operator of the Airfield

Regards, Russ Timpson
Russ Timpson CEng BEng(hons) FIFireE AMBCI

RiverOak Investments Informal Consultations

Dear Members and Supporters,
RiverOak Investments will be holding a series of informal consultation events during July, ahead of the more formal consultation process later in the year, to enable the local community to find out more about the proposals for Manston Airport and the DCO process.
The dates and locations of the events are as follows:

Tuesday 12 July 
Broadstairs Pavilion
Harbour Street
Broadstairs CT10 1EU

Wednesday 13 July
Sands Hotel
Marine Drive

Monday 18 July
The King’s Hall
Beacon Hill
Herne Bay CT6 6BA

Thursday 21 July
Canterbury Cathedral Lodge
The Precincts
Canterbury CT1 2EH

Friday 22 July
The Guildhall
Sandwich CT13 9AP

Saturday 23 July
The Comfort Inn
Victoria Parade
Ramsgate CT11 8DT

Dates for Your Diary

Spitfire Museum Tour & Talk

Friday 2nd October 2015

Dear Members

A tour of the Spitfire Museum Manston for members of Why Not Manston? has been arranged for Friday 2nd October 2015 to commence at 6.30pm. At 7.30pm we will make our way to the Combined Officers, Warrant Officers and SNCOs Mess at the DFTDC Manston (opposite the Museum) to hear Henry Shackleton give an illustrated presentation on his time spent serving in the Royal Air Force as a Pathfinder Pilot during World War ll.   He then spent a year as a POW in Stalag Luft 3, best known for The Great Escape. (His illustrations include photos of his training and the planes he trained in, as well as photos taken when a POW).

After the presentation we will retire to the bar in the Mess.

To raise much needed funds for WNM? tickets will cost £6, payable on the evening, which includes a donation to the Museum. Numbers will be limited to 32.

For anyone wishing to attend please reply via e mail by Saturday 19th September at the latest, (it will be on a first come first served basis) available to WNM? members initially, thereafter open to other groups. Please give details of your car (registration number, colour and make) to ensure entry into Manston. Please also remember to bring photographic ID with you to enable entry onto the Camp, (new drivers licence or passport preferred).

We look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards

Lynda Smith (membership secretary)