Kenley's 'Few' Walking Tour
September 22, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
For this month’s walking tour we will be joined by Joel Diggle, who served for 22 years in the Royal Air Force and Army Air Corps, completing tours in Bosnia, Canada, Cyprus, the Falkland Islands, Afghanistan and Northern Ireland.
During his time in the RAF, Joel was also recognised for organising the memorial at North Weald airfield’s entrance, which names the Sector’s Battle of Britain casualties, both in the air and on the ground. He has also arranged memorials at several Battle of Britain crash sites. Since he returned to civilian life, Joel has continued his research into the less well-known ‘Few’ and is writing a book which is due to be published in 2020.
Naturally, our tour will concentrate on the Battle of Britain period and the role Kenley’s pilots played during this pivotal moment in our country’s history.
PLEASE NOTE. For this tour we will be MEETING outside the gates of PORTCULLIS CLUB not at The Tribute. The tour will take approximately two and a half hours and is a circuit of just over two miles around the airfield, starting and finishing at Portcullis Club.
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There are no public toilets or refreshments available on the airfield. However, the Portcullis Club should be open to RAFA members and their guests by the time we finish our tour.
If bad weather prevents us from walking around the airfield we will meet at the Portcullis Club for an informal talk.
Surfaces on the airfield may be uneven or slippery, so please wear suitable footwear and sun protection if necessary.
RAF Kenley is an active airfield for gliders, so please follow all warning signs and remain outside the wooden fence when the airfield is in use.