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September 2019


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September at Kenley Revival

August has been a very busy month, here at RAF Kenley, with a flypast, youth volunteering and our Voices from the Past walking tour!

This month we will be saying goodbye to Charlotte, our Learning and Volunteers Officer, who is off to pastures new; we will be screening the film Spitfire, at David Lean Cinema in Croydon and KAFG will be hosting their Heritage Day.

Goodbye Kenley Revival!

So after 18 months being part of this wonderful project, it is time for me to say goodbye to Kenley and the Revival Project as Learning and Volunteers Officer. It has been great to be involved in Archaeology, Workshops and our Remembrance Season. Thank you to all of our volunteers, who have given up so much of their time to make the project a success!

This is not the end of Kenley Revival - Linda will be taking over as point of contact for all things Kenley Revival and Volunteering, so don't be shy!

Best wishes to you all,

Charlotte

Article of the Month:

Clarence L. Tinker - An American Hero

 

On 21st September, 1926, Major Clarence L. Tinker, Assistant Military Attache for Aviation at the U.S. Embassy and Commander Robert Andrew Burg, Naval Attache, took off from Kenley at noon in their DH4b, an American service machine kept for use by embassy officials. They didn't get very far before the aircraft developed engine trouble.....




This article was written by our Legacy Officer, Linda Duffield.

 Click here to read the full article on our website.


Think you could write for our website? Take a look at our volunteering opportunities online.

Artefacts of the Month!

Photographs and documents belonging to Flight Sergeant William George Rose

These pictures are the most recent item to be added to the online archive.

In August we were visited by the family of Flight Sergeant William George Rose, who have generously allowed us to add these photographs and documents to our website, including this beautiful watercolour of F/Sgt. Rose, painted by Lilian Buchanan. 

More photos and information here

There are a number of objects we have acquired here at Kenley Revival HQ (Merlewood Estate Office) over the years. Reckon you know what they might be and what they might have been used for? Get in touch with us via our website, Twitter and Facebook to let us know.

Do you have anything relating to RAF Kenley you can share?

We have an amazing online archive where you can upload memories, photographs, documents or links to other online sources which relate to RAF Kenley's history. We rely on the community to help us build what could be the most extensive resource of all things relating to RAF Kenley's Battle of Britain past.


There are a number of objects we have acquired here at Kenley Revival HQ (Merlewood Estate Office) over the years. Reckon you know what they might be and what they might have been used for? Get in touch with us via our website, Twitter and Facebook to let us know.

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Flypast


It was a wonderful turn out for this year's flypast to commemorate the raid Kenley suffered on the 'Hardest Day' -  18th August 1940. Kenley Revival were there with a display about the raid and we were honoured to be joined by Stan Ford, the last surviving member of No.615 squadron's ground crew, who was serving at Kenley on 18th August, 1940, and witnessed the raid. 

Photo credit: Gary Brown

Events

Screening of 'Spitfire'


 David Lean Cinema, in association with Kenley Revival Project, are screening David Fairhead and Anthony Palmer's evocative film, "Spitfire", followed by a question and answer session with Keith Haviland (Executive Producer) or David Fairhead (Director). 

2.30pm, Saturday 14th September. Tickets are only £5.00. Available here.

Volunteer Survey 2019

We are carrying out a volunteer survey to help us understand what you think about your role within the Kenley Revival Project. There is a simple online form that you can fill in. It shouldn`t take more than a couple of minutes to complete.

Thank you very much for your time.

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