Colin Dunstone Francis was born in July 1921, in Stoke d'Abernon, Surrey. He was the only child of Frank Warner Francis, who served in the Royal Field Artillery during the Great War, and his wife, Emmie Francis. Colin joined the RAF on a short service commission in April 1939.
AC2 Arthur Leonard Moore was injured as a result of enemy action at RAF Kenley on 18th August, 1940, "The Hardest Day".
Platoon Commander William Battle, of the 58th Surrey (Purley) Battalion, was killed by shrapnel at Kenley Waterworks, during the first wave of attacks on RAF Kenley on the 18th August, 1940.
Sgt. Westmoreland was the son of Thomas Gladstone Westmoreland and Annie Westmoreland, of Huddersfield.
Aircraftman First Class Leslie Barton Harris was killed in action while serving at Kenley during the Luftwaffe bombing raids of "The Hardest Day" - the 18th August, 1940.
Aircraftman Second Class William Charles Stanley Ford suffered multiple injuries during the raids on RAF Kenley which took place on 18th August, 1940, "The Hardest Day".
Among those killed in the bombing raids which devastated Kenley on the 18th August, 1940, was Flight Lieutenant Robert Cromie, No.615 Squadron's much loved Medical Officer.
Kenley was never set up to accommodate large aircraft but we know from the Station diary, that there was the odd occasion when damaged bombers did land there in desperation as they limped home from raids over the Continent.