On 22nd November, 1926, No.24 squadron tragically lost two of its officers in a flying accident at 1.30pm, when their De Havilland DH9A, serial number 7310, stalled on take-off from Kenley.
On 22nd November, 1926, No.24 squadron tragically lost two of its officers in a flying accident at 1.30pm, when their DH9A, serial number 7310, stalled on take-off from Kenley.
Leonard John Patterson was the son of John and Nina Patterson of Freeland, Oxfordshire. He was shot down by Me.109's east of Hastings on 28th November, 1940.
Mieczyslaw Stanislaw Marcinkowski was born on 24th February 1919 in Rytwiany in the Staszow district of Poland.
Harry Cyril Grove was the son of Albert George and Alice Maud Grove, of Herne Hill, London.
On 30th September 1931, the tricky Bristol Bulldog claimed a life when No.23 squadron's Pilot Officer Noel Arthur Ireland failed to recover from a spin while practicing aerobatics.
On 5th June 1917, Sir F. Banbury, M.P. asked the Under Secretary for War, Mr. Macpherson, in Parliament, whether he was aware that the Royal Flying Corps had taken possession of 81 acres of Kenley Common and were felling trees on land that the City of London was under statutory obligation to maintain for the use of the public.
On the night of 2/3rd June in 1944, a terrible tragedy befell a Coulsdon family..
Of the many squadrons which served at RAF Kenley, No.615 County of Surrey, "Churchill's own," is probably the one most closely associated with the airfield.
Walter Alfred Hayes was born in Armstrong, British Columbia, the son of Newman Alfred and Alice Amelia Hayes. He worked as a farm hand before enlisting in May 1941.
VICTOR OLIVER REYNOLDS was born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire in 1892. His Father Acton Reynolds was a journeyman butcher. By 1901, the Reynolds family were living at 22 Castle St, Reading. Victor had two sisters, Cordelia and Dora, and one brother Charles.
PERCY BRAITHWAITE was born in Scalthwaiterigg, Westmoreland, in 1901. He was the son of George William Braithwaite his wife Ethel Braithwaite (nee Tanner), and had a younger brother named Roger.