On 16th February, 1936, RAF Kenley was an 'airport' for a few hours!
Sir John Darcy Baker-Carr served at RAF Kenley with No.32 Fighter Squadron from Spring 1930 until April 1932.
The 11th January, 1932, wasn't a great day for Sergeant Pilot Wilfred William Loxton, of No.32 Squadron, RAF Kenley...
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On 17th January, 1943, No.402 Squadron, RCAF, paid a terrible price when they headed across the Channel on a fighter sweep, (Rodeo 151), with No.401 and No.412 squadrons - three pilots missing.
Alfred Percy Hall was born on 18th May, 1901, and baptised at St. Matthew's, Northampton. For reasons unknown, he went absent without leave from 31st July, 1924, and it appears that he drowned in unknown circumstances, sometime around 5th August.
Don Lewis was born to Keith Bannatyne Lewis and Doris Lewis on 1 February, 1922, in Hobart, Tasmania.
Michael Joseph 'Joe' Sunstrum was born in Markinch, Saskatchewan on 11th September, 1922. He was the second child of Samuel Henry Sunstrum and Mary Frances Sunstrum (nee Cameron).
At 16.25hrs, on 15th December, 1943, Spitfire IX, BS288, caught fire over East Grinstead, forcing the pilot, Flight Sergeant E. L. Hampson (138274), to abandon the aircraft and take to his parachute. The Spitfire plummeted into the ground at Forest Row.
Squadron Leader MacDonell's memories of a poignant moment for the prisoners of Stalag Luft III.
“Dick” Gazzard was born Richard George Gazzard to Norman Clarence and Veida Gazzard, of Strathfield, New South Wales, on 17 August 1920.
Gerald Barrington Haydon was born in the Southport district of Queensland, on 24 December, 1921, known as Barry to his parents, Harry and Gertrude Haydon.