Flight Sergeant William George Rose

In August 2019, we were visited by the family of Flight Sergeant William George Rose, who served in RAF Kenley’s various Operations Rooms between 1940 and 1943.

They brought along some photographs and documents for us to look at including a beautiful watercolour of F/Sgt. Rose by Lilian Buchanan – ┬áprobably a preparatory work for her painting of Kenley’s Operations Room, which features Sgt. Rose standing on the balcony in front of the green door.

F/Sgt. Rose’s son recalled visiting his Father at Kenley and remembers the huts which housed Kenley’s WAAF’s, in the grounds of Coulsdon Manor Golf Course; all part of Kenley “C” camp, focused around activities at “The Grange”, Old Coulsdon, which housed the Operations Room after December 1940.

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