Remembrance 2020

Binyon's Lines..
Photo: James Hillam
Lovely to see so many people observing Remembrance safely at Kenley, 8/11/2020.
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Lots of families enjoying Kenley Common today....it would have been a very different scene 80 years ago..
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The war memorial at St Luke's, Whyteleafe.
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Cynthia Roach laying a wreath on behalf of The RAF Association.
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Airmens' Corner on Remembrance Sunday, 2020.
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A wreath laid on behalf of LAC Stan Ford and Sgt. Vic Bashford in memory of their Squadron - No.615 (County of Surrey).
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Wreath laid by Kenley Airfield Friends Group.
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Wreaths from the Polish Airmen's Association UK and The City of London.
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Wreaths from The Rotary Club and Metropolitan Police.
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Wreaths from The RAF Kenley Tribute Committee and Doreen Patricia Allen, who passed away 26th June 2020.
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Wreaths from The Defence Attache of the Czech Embassy and Tandridge Council.
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An unknown tribute and wreath from The Scouts.
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There was no formal wreath laying ceremony at Kenley Airfield’s ‘Tribute’ this year, but it was lovely to see so many people paying respects, laying wreaths and enjoying the airfield safely on Remembrance Sunday.

Revd. Annie Kurk led a short ceremony at St. Luke’s Whyteleafe. Prayers were said, the Last Post signalled the two minute’s silence and wreaths were laid by local community organisations. 

More information about St. Luke’s, Whyteleafe and a link to their online Remembrance service, here.

They were young, as we were young, They served, giving freely of themselves. To them, we pledge, amid the winds of time, To carry their torch and never forget. We will remember them.

The cards telling the stories of the RAF personnel buried at St. Luke’s will remain in place on their graves until 15th November, as will the Battle of Britain Remembrance Trail on the airfield. This means that visitors to both sites can read the stories of roughly 100 RAF servicemen and one service woman.

 

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