On 8th December, 1940, Sgt. Bronislaw Malinowski, crashed in Hurricane Mk.I, (R4101, SD-I), at Wye, near Ashford, through illness - he had fainted, but was only slightly injured in the crash.
Long demolished, Flintfield House was a large Victorian/Edwardian Villa first acquired by the RAF in 1917, under the Defence of the Realm Act.
Unbelievably, during the Summer of 1940, the nerve centre of RAF Kenley’s Command and Control was located in an ordinary ...
On 11th December, 1919, an Airco DH.4A, owned and operated by 'Air Transport and Travel Ltd.' crashed in an open field near the Guards' Depot at Caterham.
Hugh Edward McGraw was born 5th January, 1920, at Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada.
Richard Byrne Honeycombe was born 5th February, 1922, in Toronto, Ontario.
A selection of photographs taken in the 1970s and 1980s by Steve Rickards.
Bruce Herbert Nickel was born 30th June, 1921, in Stratford, Ontario, Canada.
Harold Mark 'Hank' Batters, was born 2nd September, 1918, at Portage-la-Prairie, Manitoba, Canada.
In the early 1950's, Caterham lad, Cedric Wort must have felt that he was on familiar ground when he heard the news that he was going to be posted to Kenley, as part of his National Service with the RAF.
On 17th November, 1921, an agreement was finally reached between the Air Council and the City of London, allowing the RAF to acquire part of the Common Land that constituted the aerodrome.
Following the ending of the war in Europe, the principal allies convened in Potsdam to establish the means to administer Germany after her surrender. The first Foreign Ministers’ Conference was held in London. As a result, the Soviet delegation, under Vyacheslav Molotov arrived at Croydon on 9 September 1945.