Posted 15 November 2006 - 08:18 pm
Thanks for all the info everyone. The plan is especially useful, as I know from reading elsewhere that the seaplane station was below the cliffs on which the aerodrome was located.
I was at work when I posted early, so didn't have the exact dates to hand as to when my grandfather was at Westgate. According to his RAF service record, he joined the RFC on 19th Feb 1918 and was in a Unit titled "1WS". On 15th June 1918 he transferred to "RD", before moving to "Yar Stn" [Yarmouth Seaplane Station] on 18th July 1918. He then moved to Manston-Westgate on 30th July 1918, assigned to 219 Sqn. His final movement was on 22nd April 1919 when he was moved from Manston-Westgate to "C Palace Dis Cn" [pressumably Crystal Palace Discharge Centre], before transfering to the RAF reserve on 22nd May 1919.
So, next quesion - any ideas which units were "1WS" and "RD".
Again, thanks for everybodies help.