15th September, 1940, was the turning point of the Battle of Britain and saw some of the fiercest air combat of the Battle.
Eighty years on the sun rose over a much more peaceful Kenley; the sky a blue vault unmarred by clouds. Birdsong replaced the sound of Merlins and joggers puffed their way around the peri track – the ground crews and pilots of WW2 a distant memory for an elderly few and history for the majority of people.
Early this morning Arsham Moti set off from RAF Kenley on a 100 mile cycle ride to raise funds for The Royal Air Force Association. You can support him here.
At 11.45am, Kenley was treated to a flypast by The Blades Aerobatic Team in formation with a Spitfire and Hurricane from The Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar. They were an absolutely glorious sight in the clear blue sky, and a fitting tribute on this special anniversary.