Lydd


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Lydd

(lĭd), town (1991 pop. 4,721), Kent, SE England. A military training center, Lydd gave its name to lyddite (picric acid), an explosive that was tested at the military camp there in 1888. Lydd was a member of the Cinque PortsCinque Ports
[O. Fr.,=five ports], name applied to an association of maritime towns in Sussex and Kent, SE England. They originally numbered five: Hastings, Romney (now New Romney), Hythe, Dover, and Sandwich. The association was informally organized in the 11th cent.
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 but is no longer a seaport because of changes in the shoreline.
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I tell you, sir, a foreigner, or, for the matter of that, an unaccredited native, can't get within four miles of Lydd nowadays --not to mention our little circus at Aldershot, and the experimental camp in Galway.
class="font-size--16 MsoNormalHe was being flown from Lydd airport to the Grumeti Reserve, as part of a programme to repopulate the Serengeti.
The Coastguard base at Inverness is the fifth and final location in the UK to fly this new model of helicopter for SAR missions, following Lydd and Lee-on-Solent on the south coast, St Athan in Wales, and Prestwick in central Scotland.
He was brought 3,000 miles across Europe and put in a dinghy bound for Dover, but it ended up 30 miles away in Lydd, where police held the migrants.
Hours later, police and Border Force officials were seen three-anda-half miles away in a residential street in Lydd with some of the men, who were offered foil blankets and police jackets to keep warm.
IF I wanted to drive from, say, Lydd in Kent to Cambridge I'd just punch the destination into my satnav and GPS would get me there.
Among the 14 lost railway stations whose signs are to be sold are East Brixton in London; St Anne's Park in Bristol; Cameron Bridge in Fife; Blaenrhondda in South Wales; Lydd on Sea in Kent and North Tawton in Devon.
Up to 15 boats and ships, aided by two coastguard helicopters from Lydd and Lee-on-Solent, were involved in the search before it was suspended yesterday afternoon.
My experience of the VIP treatment began when I was picked up from home for the drive to Lydd Airport in Kent - a service available to anyone in the South East.
European planemaker Airbus flew its E-fan electric plane, which operates exclusively on batteries, from Lydd, England, to Calais, France, on Friday morning.