Battle of Britain Day 2020

The Tribute, Battle of Britain Day 2020.
Linda Duffield
Sunrise at Kenley, 15/09/2020.
Linda Duffield
Arsham Moti setting off from Kenley this morning. See link below.
Linda Duffield
80th Anniversary flypast by The Blades Aerobatic Team together with a Spitfire and Hurricane.
Linda Duffield
Tributes to Kenley's fallen on the new build estate next to the airfield.
Linda Duffield
Residents in Egan Close made a collection for a wreath.
Michael Mihalop

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.

As ever, we remember all those who gave their lives to secure our freedom during the Battle of Britain, especially the men and women of RAF Kenley and the 44 RAF personnel who paid the ultimate price during the summer of 1940. 

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