Kent Airfield Figures

General Information

Both Civil and Military airfields had ID circles, they were constructed after the first world war but removed shortly before the second. The circles were 100 - 150' across with letters 20' high, either within or near the circle. Many military airfields had bombing targets for practice and arrows to aid bombing runs.


National Grid Ref TQ 800 580

Detling had a landing circle, there is little left of the airfield, now the Kent County Showground.

Detling Map


National Grid Ref TQ 750 650

Airfield Active but under increasing threat of closure. Little early evidence remains. Rochester also had a landing circle.

Rochester Map


National Grid Ref TQ 982 688

Eastchurch had 3 figures a landing circle, and two bombing targets a boat and an aeroplane. It is now a prison.

Eastchurch Map Landing Circle / Boat Eastchurch Aeroplane

See the other airfield figures at Hawkinge and Tangmere