On 31st March, 1954, Sergeant Francis Jack Pink died in unknown circumstances while serving at RAF Kenley.
Harry Thomas James Anderson had arrived in Britain as a young boy with his family in May 1920. He had been born on 19 September 1911 in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba; the son of Harry and Kate (nee Dales) Anderson.
André Paul François Vilboux was born in Rennes, Departement d’Ille-et-Vilaine in Brittany. When the Germans invaded France in May 1940, he was a student pilot in the French Air Force with No.23 Training School near Le Mans.
John Stewart Harries was the son of William and Florence Mabel (nee Dunford) Harries. He was probably born in Cardiff in 1919.
This is the story of Morris Barnett M.B.E., 1914- 1998. (ex-F/Lt O/C 6223 BD Squad), as told by his son ...
Edward James Hindley was the son of Harry and Dorothy M Hindley of Oldbury, Birmingham. His sacrifice is commemorated on Panel 85 of the Runnymede Memorial.
John Edward "Teddy" Gallon was born in Newcastle-on-Tyne on 8th August, 1920, the eldest child of Edward Gallon, a painter and decorator, and Alice Gallon (nee Gaffney).
On 8th May, 1939, Gloster Gauntlet Mk. II, K5359, of 17 squadron, stalled and hit the ground as it side-slipped attempting to land at RAF Kenley.
It is tempting to think that we have nothing more to learn about 'The Hardest Day,' but somehow, one of Kenley's heroes has been overlooked, a Warrant Officer who was honoured for bomb disposal work which was pivotal in keeping Kenley operational during this vital stage of the Battle of Britain.
AC1 Albert John Asker's death, on 20th September, 1942, is recorded by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but the cause would have remained a mystery, had it not been for an entry in a pilot's diary..
On 24th January, 1938, Sgt. Ernest Harry Lomax, of No.3 squadron, Kenley, bailed out of his Gloster Gladiator (K6150) when he got into a spin from which he couldn't recover, while practicing aerobatics in a formation of four.