Kenley Remembers the Battle of Britain..
This Summer it will be eighty years since Britain faced imminent invasion and Fighter Command battled with the Luftwaffe for control of our skies.
To mark this anniversary, Kenley's Battle of Britain fallen will each have an information board dedicated to their memory, which will be displayed around the perimeter track on the airfield. The boards will be put up on 10th July - the anniversary of the official beginning of the Battle.
The majority of them were, as you would expect, fighter pilots, but there are ten who served in ground based roles, one of whom was a WAAF. The trail will begin at the Victor Beamish Avenue entrance with Kenley's first Battle of Britain casualty, Pilot Officer Mudie (shot down 14th July, 1940) and run in date order, clockwise around the perimeter track finishing at the other end of the safety fence near the 615 VGS hangar.
More information here.
Photo: A pilot of No.64 Squadron runs for his Spitfire. © IWM HU 54420