These and other early pictures of Hawkinge were kindly loaned to me by Joan Brisley, a dear friend and long-time campaigner for the village and its RAF connections

It took me a little while to recognise this. Taken in 1920 from the airfield, it shows the old Post office and Stores before the current shops were built. Behind it on the left are the 4 pairs of houses in Mill Lane. The School is just out of shot on the right.

More familiar is this view of the School and shops in 1935 with the shop on the corner of Aerodrome Road in the distance.