Kent Life - - West Malling & Kings Hill -

Of­fi­cers serv­ing at RAF West Malling dur­ing the war were based at Douces Manor, and it was here that ace pi­lots John ‘Cat’s Eyes’ Cun­ning­ham, Peter Townsend and Guy Gibson lived. It’s been con­verted into pri­vate hous­ing but sev­eral times a year the tiny cel­lar bar, the Twitch Inn, where the air­men stead­ied their nerves is opened up by mem­bers of The Malling So­ci­ety. Monks menswear, An­drew Smith Jew­ellers and many more. Don’t for­get to ex­plore the Mill Yard and the tiny Abbey Ar­cade.

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