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.