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May 2019


Welcome to the Kenley Revival Project Newsletter.
 
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Welcome to our Legacy Officer, Linda!


As the Kenley Revival Project moves into it's final phase, I am delighted to be joining the Project as Legacy Officer. I have been an active volunteer with Kenley Revival events and workshops. I will be organising walking tours, small events, education workshops and taking our new travelling exhibition to venues near and far. If you represent a local school or community group and would like us to visit you and present a workshop or talk on the history of the airfield, please get in touch!

Article of the Month:

Kenley and The General Strike


"At 2pm on the 3rd May, 1926, Kenley's Station Commander addressed all airmen on their duties for the period of the General Strike, which had been called by the Trades Union Congress, in support of hard-pressed coal miners, whose wages had been drastically reduced, while profits were maintained by mine owners. 1.7 million workers came out in support, mostly from transport and heavy industry. However, the government was ready with plans to maintain essential services and Kenley was to play a pivotal role in delivering official mail until the crisis had passed."

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

Artefact of the Month!

Officers' Mess Christmas Card

This object is the most recent item to be added to the online archive. It was contributed by Peter Fearis and belonged to his Grandfather, who joined 450 ATC at Kenley, when it was formed in 1941.

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.

t items on our online archive is this autograph book belonging to WAAF (Women's Auxiliary Air Force) M. R. Morely. It features well-wishes and messages from those who she during her time at Kenley and a morse code message too. Can you crack the code

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.

School workshops - Trinity School


Thank you to the students of Trinity School for visiting Kenley Airfield and Kenley Common for their Community Action Project, extracting hawthorn from Kenley Common with the Ranger team. They also did some great work looking at airfield defences at Kenley Airfield during the Battle of Britain, and designing their own defence systems.

The Kenley Revival Project offer tours and workshops for KS1, KS2 and KS3 as well as scout, guide and cadet groups, so contact us by email if you are a parent, teacher or group leader and would like to arrange a visit.

Want to get involved?


Thank you to the students of Trinity School for visiting Kenley Airfield and Kenley Common for their Community Action Project, extracting Hawthorne from Kenley Common with the Ranger team. They also did some great work looking at airfield defences at Kenley Airfield during the Battle of Britain, and designing their own defence systems.

The Kenley Revival Project offer tours and workshops for KS1, KS2 and KS3 as well as scout, guide and cadet groups, so contact us by email if you are a parent, teacher or group leader and would like to arrange a visit.

Events


Womens' History Tour of RAF Kenley
FREE (book tickets here)
Tuesday 21 May 2019, 10am-12pm (meeting at the Kenley Tribute)

Join the Kenley Revival Project team for a 2-mile walking tour, telling the stories of the women who served at R.A.F. Kenley and the contribution of women to the war effort.

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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