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2020 has been a very different kind of Remembrance, but our problems pale by comparison with the way people must have felt during the Remembrance of Armistice Day in November 1939.
There will be no formal wreath laying ceremony at Kenley Airfield's 'Tribute' this year, but wreaths can be laid throughout the day, on Remembrance Sunday.
Visit of the Defence Attaché for the Czech Republic
Colonel Jiří NIEDOBA, Defence Attaché for the Czech Republic and Chief Warrant Officer Tomáš KAŠPAR, Defence Attaché's Assistant, paid respects to Kenley's Czechoslovak service personnel on 8th October, 2020, at St. Luke's, Whyteleafe and RAF Kenley.
Lord Mayor's Visit to Kenley
The Lord Mayor of London, Alderman William Russell, visited Kenley Common on 21st September, 2020, to see the work done on Kenley Common as part of the Kenley Revival Project.
Kenley Revival; A Personal Reflection
The Kenley Revival Project came about through enormous passion for the site, a hefty dose of naïveté and winning the lottery.
Battle of Britain Day Flypast
A few more photos of The Blades Aerobatic Team with a Spitfire and Hurricane of The Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar over RAF Kenley on 15/09/2020.
Battle of Britain Day 2020
As ever, we remember all who served at RAF Kenley, especially those who gave their lives to secure our freedom in the summer of 1940.
A Reflection on the Life of Pilot Officer J. Kenneth G. Clifton
On 1st September 2020, Daphne and John Clifton visited the memorial near the spot where their Uncle, Pilot Officer John Kenneth Grahame Clifton, lost his life at the height of The Battle of Britain.
St. Luke's, Whyteleafe - 18th August 2020
On the 80th anniversary of 'The Hardest Day,' The Royal Air Force Association, together with members of the local community, gathered at St. Luke's churchyard, Whyteleafe, to remember the RAF personnel killed at RAF Kenley on 18th August, 1940.
The Vapoured Sky....
On the 80th anniversary of RAF Kenley's 'Hardest Day,' here is a poetic tribute to 'The Few,' from Freddy Jones, who served at Kenley post-war.
The RAF Kenley Heritage Trail on Kenley Common
Contractors are busy installing the new heritage signs at Kenley airfield, just in time for the 80th anniversary of 'The Hardest Day' of the Battle of Britain.
Kenley in Lockdown
The Covid-19 pandemic has dramatically changed the focus of our activities at Kenley Revival Project.
Archaeological Dig 2019
Below is the full report of our 2019 dig, it presents the results of a community archaeological investigation with fieldwork ...
Flight Lieutenant William Terence Clark DFM (11th April 1919-7th May 2020)
We are saddened to learn that Flight Lieutenant William Terence Clark has passed away this evening, only a few weeks after his 101st birthday. Our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends.
The New Heritage Trail
On Tuesday 17th March, two prototypes of the signs for Kenley's new Heritage Trail were installed near The Tribute blast pen.
Mini Museum – Take 3
22 February 2020 saw the third iteration of the Kenley Mini Museum. To keep things fresh, the theme once again varied; this time with WWII re-enactors and for half term kids activities and even a drawing competition with the prizes donated by a local artist.
Paul Farnes DFM, AE (16 July 1918-28 Jan 2020)
We are saddened to learn that RAF Kenley’s last fighter ace from the Battle of Britain, Wing Commander Paul Farnes ...
10 November 2019 - RAF Kenley Remembers
10 November 2019 – In a ceremony to mark the 101st anniversary of the end of the First World War, ...
Seminar: The Conservation of 20th-Century Military Architecture
On 13 June 2019, the Kenley Revival Project hosted a Conservation Seminar in conjunction with Historic England. The focus of ...
Heritage Day, 2019!
A big thank you to the Kenley Revival volunteers for their hard work at the Heritage Day, organised by Kenley ...
Happy Birthday Sir!
A very happy 101st birthday today (16th July, 2019) to Paul Caswell Powe Farnes, DFM, AE, the last of “The ...
Brookwood Military Cemetery Open Days
On the 28th and 29th June, we were honoured to be invited to have a stand at the first Open ...
Ridgeway School Workshops
We were very impressed with the knowledge (and the artwork) shown by the pupils of Ridgeway Primary School, when we ...
Throughout March 2019, to celebrate Women’s History Month, the Kenley Revival Project will be posting an article or photo everyday, ...
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