We are grateful to June Marshall for sending in these photos and mementos of her father, Gerald Ewart Frank Hargrave.
Why would RAF Kenley become involved with carrier-deck landings? Answer: By 1942 the Admiralty were concerned over the ability of the ...
Private William Albert Smith was serving with 12th (H.D.) Battalion of the Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) when he was severely injured during the air raids which devastated RAF Kenley on 18th August, 1940 - 'the Hardest Day.'
Australian Suffragette, Muriel Mathers made headlines around the world with her daring plan to grab the attention of the public during the opening of parliament by King Edward VII, in February, 1909.
On the evening of 27th November, 1940, Mrs. Marjorie French sat alone in the air raid shelter at her home in Glenn Avenue, Purley. Warmed by an electric fire she was awaiting the return of her husband, John, a toolmaker by trade. As she listened for the sound of his car, the drone of an aircraft caught her attention...and then a bomb dropped.