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November 2019


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Remembrance at Kenley

Soon it will be time for us all to pause and reflect on the huge sacrifices made by our service personnel in defence of this country, particularly those who took off from Kenley and never came home. 
Some of these brave men are buried in Airmen's Corner at St. Luke's churchyard, Whyteleafe. Kev Barnes will be giving a free talk about the war graves of St.Luke's and the work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission on the 9th November, (see events below). 
On the 10th November, there will be a Remembrance Church Service at St. Luke's at 10.45am and wreaths will be laid at The Tribute on the airfield at approximately 1.30pm. 
More information about church services is available on the St. Luke's website, here.
In addition, Kenley Revival have been working on cards with information about the pilots, which will be placed on the graves at St. Luke's for Remembrance. The. Churchyard is always open, so anyone can pop in and learn more about their amazing lives. 

Article of the Month:

The Bombing of Chaldon Rd - 4th November 1940

 

The latest article to be added to our website tells the story of local children from the Council School (now Hillcroft Primary) who found themselves caught up in a terrifying raid by a lone bomber. 

 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

Two newspaper articles are most recent items to be added to the online archive. They document the winding down of the RAF's activities at Kenley in November 1966 and the removal of the station's fondly remembered Spitfire gate guardian (see photo above). 

You can read a transcript of the articles from Coulsdon and Purley Advertiser, contributed by Steve Wise, here and here


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 past.  Get in touch with us via our website, Twitter and Facebook.

Events
For Every Stone, A Story...


At Remembrance season, Kenley Revival Project are delighted to welcome Kev Barnes, Regional Operational Coordinator at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, to St. Luke’s Church, Whyteleafe. Kev will be discussing the work of the CWGC and leading a short tour of the war graves in St. Luke’s churchyard, the final resting place for many of RAF Kenley’s fallen. If you enjoyed Kev's talk last year, please come again as he will be covering different material. 
Refreshments will be provided.

9th November, 2pm-4pm .St. Lukes Church, Whyteleafe Hill, Caterham, CR3 0AA.

Please register for your FREE tickets 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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