On 15th February 1943, Flying Officer Harold Andrew Westhaver and Pilot Officer William Lane, of 403 Squadron RCAF, took off from Kenley to look for targets of opportunity on the ground in France.
On 3rd May 1919, Captain Edward Middleton Knott AFC lost his life when the Airco DH4A he was flying suffered engine failure on take-off from RAF Kenley.
On 5th February 1941, Flying Officer Lewis's Hawker Hurricane (P3920) was hit and the engine caught fire. He radioed his position and baled out of his burning aircraft, but sadly, lost his life in the icy waters of the English Channel.
Kenley Revival will be opening up the Mini Museum to tell the story of RAF Kenley with more objects, photographs and documents. PLUS you can meet this year's calves!
On 2nd October 1919, Flying Officer Frederick Hubert Guy Shepard AFC, of No.1 Communication squadron, Kenley, lost his life when his DH4 bi-plane, (K5783), suffered a mechanical failure during a flight to the North-East of England, and crashed in the Newcastle area.
Robert was with 416 squadron while they were at Redhill in the Autumn of 1942 and then moved with them to RAF Kenley only two days before he lost his life flying Spitfire Vb EP493, on the 3rd February, 1943
On 5th February 1941, Flying Officer STANISLAW CZTERNASTEK was returning from a Circus bomber escort operation, flying Hurricane I V7598 Code: KW-U , when, in thick fog, he collided with another Hurricane (V6618) piloted by P/O. Bronislawa Wydrowski
We are saddened to learn that RAF Kenley’s last fighter ace from the Battle of Britain, Wing Commander Paul Farnes ...
On 8th February 1919, pilot Lieutenant Bossoutrot flew from Toussus-le-Noble to Kenley in a Farman F60 Goliath, with thirteen military ...