Kenley Revival is participating in a heritage trail to highlight the rich aviation history of the South-East of England which has been re-launched by Military Aviation Heritage Networks.
The trail features 28 historic airfields, museums, memorials and aviation sites connected to aviation history ranging from the earliest experimental aviation projects through to the Cold War and beyond. Many sites are located at airfields used by RAF Fighter Command 11 Group, a section of the RAF formed in 1936 to provide air defence in the run up to the Second World War. The area is best known for its role in the Battle of Britain when it bore the brunt of aerial attacks from the Luftwaffe.
The trail is aimed at families and includes a range of historic buildings and features including an underground bunker, a historic chapel, a national memorial, a control tower and numerous airfields and aircraft hangars featuring priceless collections of aviation heritage that are accessible to the public. The attractions range in size from the six hangars of the RAF Museum in Hendon to smaller, lesser-known sites with unique collections that bring alive a huge range of aviation history. One is even on the site of a working prison.