on a key location in the White Cliffs of the English Channel,
RNAS Folkstone was located between Folkstone and Dover.
station was commissioned on 8th May 1915. The station had
been erected very quickly started, in March 1915. Originally
only one SS Shed was constructed when the site was commissioned.
SS ships were in operation from Folkstone. The main role
of the ships was to protect troopships in the English Channel,
form Dover to Calais.
3rd July 1917, S.S.29 was given the honor of escorting the
ship carrying King George V on one of his visits to the
Front. On his return even days later, three airships S.S24,
S.S.29 and Coastal C.24a provided the guard on the return
journey from Calais to Dover.
Fourth shed was planned in 1916, but was never constructed.
the war ceased in November 1918, the Folkstone airship station
was rapidly demobilised in February 1919, and all but one
airships operating from the station were deflated. The sheds
were auctioned off and in the Spring of 1922, later demolished.
The last remaining airship shed remained until 1947. Today
the site can still be seen, as part of a caravan park and