Giant reflector at Lympne aerodrome, Kent i
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Giant reflector at Lympne aerodrome, Kent in 26 January 1934. 'Sir Philip Sassoon, Under Secretary of State for Air, Colonel Shelmerdine, Director of Civil Aviation and representative of foreign governments, officially inaugurated a wireless station that works on the shortest wavelength ever used commercially. The station will operate on a wavelength of eight inches and will be used as a high efficiency radio link across the Channel to help continental air services. Another station has been built at St Inglevert in France to connect up with the one at Lympne'.