Alistair John Oswald Jeffrey joined the RAF in March 1937 on a short service commission. Following a period with 2FTS at Brize Norton, he was posted to the SHQ staff at RAF Church Fenton in June 1938.
Michael Robert Mudie joined the RAF on a short service commission in March 1939. On completion of his training he joined the 11 Group Pool in November of that year.
On Tuesday 17th March, two prototypes of the signs for Kenley's new Heritage Trail were installed near The Tribute blast pen.
On 4th September 1943, Squadron Leader Frank Edward "Bitsy" Grant brought down his first FW190 after taking command of 403 squadron, but following that engagement, failed to rejoin his squadron. He was posted as "missing" and subsequently found to have been killed in action.
On 25th August 1930, a promising young graduate from the RAF College at Cranwell arrived at Kenley to join his first squadron, No.23, flying the Gloster Gamecock.
On 17th March 1930, Flight Lieutenant Richard Llewellyn Roger Atcherley of 23 squadron, Kenley, flew to Farnborough with Sergeant John Martin, in J7519, a dual control Gloster Grebe.
On 16th August 1941, the Kenley Wing had a very busy day, flying three separate offensive operations. It wasn't without cost though, as No.602 squadron lost Sgt. Cyril Anderson Booty on his second sortie of the day.
On 21st November, 1918, only ten days after the declaration of the Armistice, Captain John Leslie Horridge, of 91 squadron, was killed in a flying accident at Kenley, when his Sopwith Dolphin, D5298 suffered engine trouble at 200ft and crashed onto Kenley Common, after stalling.
On 13th March 1943, Kenley's 403 squadron had a bad day escorting sixty Flying Fortresses on a bombing raid to the marshalling yards at Amiens..
On 5th October 1942, Pilot Officer Robert Gordon Riddell died in a training accident after only two days with 401 squadron RCAF.
The 13th March 1943, turned out to be unlucky for Kenley's 403 squadron, RCAF. They were detailed to escort sixty Flying Fortresses on a bombing raid to the marshalling yards at Amiens..