Colonel Jiří NIEDOBA, Defence Attaché for the Czech Republic and Chief Warrant Officer Tomáš KAŠPAR, Defence Attaché's Assistant, paid respects to Kenley's Czechoslovak service personnel on 8th October, 2020, at St. Luke's, Whyteleafe and RAF Kenley.
Sergeant Edward Brayley was the son of Alfred (a motor engineer) and Sarah Brayley, of Shrewsbury, Shropshire. He had an older brother, Clifford and a younger sister Margaret.
On 13th October, 1941, Sgt. Edgar Purton Jackson of 452 squadron RAAF was shot down on his first operational sortie and lost in the Channel. He was 21 years old..
On 29th September, 1944, five men perished in Avro Anson NK607, as it hit a tree in thick cloud and crashed in woods, somewhere within the grounds of an Army Ordnance Depot, near Dean Lane, Merstham, about three miles from RAF Kenley.
The Lord Mayor of London, Alderman William Russell, visited Kenley Common on 21st September, 2020, to see the work done on Kenley Common as part of the Kenley Revival Project.
The Kenley Revival Project came about through enormous passion for the site, a hefty dose of naïveté and winning the lottery.
Junius Lyman Edward Hokan was born in St. Catherines, Ontario, on 4th March, 1922. He invented a navigational device for bomber pilots and is believed to have been the RCAF's first Canadian-born black pilot.
‘On 27th August, 1943, Flying Officer Livingston ‘Cap’ Foster, of No.403 squadron RCAF, crash landed near Manston, without sustaining serious ...
During the 1950's, RAF Kenley hosted several firefighting competitions. Jane Collman Williams has given permission for us to add these photos and cuttings which came from her Grandfather Edward John Charles Williams OBE.
A few more photos of The Blades Aerobatic Team with a Spitfire and Hurricane of The Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar over RAF Kenley on 15/09/2020.