Thread: Lympne.
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Old 30th Apr 2012, 10:59
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chevvron
 
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Two 'elderly gentlemen' returning from a visit to a French airfield in a non-radio aircraft, with the intention of refuelling at Lympne. Crossing the channel, they were discussing how to pronounce the name 'Lympne'. They couldn't agree, but decided to ask the refueller when they landed.
They duly landed and re-fuelled then asked the re-fueller the question.

He looked at them in rather a puzzled way and said 'Shoreham'!

I'm told this is a true story; I'm sure I read it in Pilot magazine about 30 years ago.
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