During the 1950's, RAF Kenley hosted several firefighting competitions. Jane Collman Williams has given permission for us to add these photos and cuttings which came from her Grandfather Edward John Charles Williams OBE.
A few more photos of The Blades Aerobatic Team with a Spitfire and Hurricane of The Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar over RAF Kenley on 15/09/2020.
As ever, we remember all who served at RAF Kenley, especially those who gave their lives to secure our freedom in the summer of 1940.
At 10.15pm on the night of Tuesday 19th September, 1931, a tragic accident took the life of 26 year old Corporal Frederick James McKenna, whose car collided with a signpost at Alderstead Heath, Merstham.
On 6th September, 1943, 403 squadron's Operations Record Book recorded the arrival of one of Canada's finest fighter pilots....
On 1st September 2020, Daphne and John Clifton visited the memorial near the spot where their Uncle, Pilot Officer John Kenneth Grahame Clifton, lost his life at the height of The Battle of Britain.
on 4th September, 1941, G-AAVB, a de Havilland DH80a Puss Moth attempted to land in a crosswind at Kenley. It swung on landing and was damaged beyond repair, although the pilot escaped unhurt. This little aircraft had an interesting history.
Sgt. James Metham served briefly at RAF Kenley with No.253 Squadron during the Battle of Britain, before being shot down and injured on 2nd September, 1940.
SERGEANT PILOT CHARLES JAMES SQUIBB of 602 squadron RAFVR, was the son of John William J. and Sarah Squibb; husband of Iris Maude Squibb, of Bedfont, Middlesex.