Tag Archives: Battle of Britain

Council wants to turn Battle of Britain Memorial into lorry park

Sutton Council wants to turn part of the Purley Way into a lorry park for at least two years. The council’s construction logistics plan for a special school on Sheen Way Playing Fields will see dozens of HGVs parking up … Continue reading

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Permission given to convert listed Battle of Britain base to flats

A near 20-year saga of neglect and decay to the Grade II-listed Officers’ Mess at the former RAF Kenley could be close to a conclusion after Tandridge Council last week granted planning permission for the buildings to be restored and … Continue reading

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Kenley wins Lottery with £881,000 for Battle of Britain project

An ambitious project to preserve the history of Kenley’s Battle of Britain airfield and make its history available for the digital world has been granted £881,000 from the Lottery Heritage Fund. Kenley was part of London’s front-line of defence in … Continue reading

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Spitfire and two Lancaster bombers in Kenley fly-past, Aug 17

AUG 17 UPDATE: The fly-past today has been cancelled due to adverse weather conditions. Further information from the Kenley Airfield friends group website here One not to miss this coming Sunday, August 17, at Kenley airfield. There will be an … Continue reading

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Kenley airfield remembers its Battle of Britain heritage

Kenley Airfield Friends Group is staging its main event of the year today, its Airfield Heritage Day on the Portcullis Club field on the former Battle of Britain airfield site. The event runs from noon to 4pm and is free. … Continue reading

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Battle of Britain fly past planned for Kenley airfield

Kenley’s Battle of Britain heritage is to receive a double tribute this Sunday, with two World War II fighter planes – a Spitfire and a Hurricane – due to perform a fly past over the old airfield. The fly past … Continue reading

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War-time Spitfire to pay tribute to Kenley airfield

The people of Kenley and surrounding neighbourhoods will have a treat around 3.30pm today, when a World War II Spitfire does a fly past over the former RAF base. From 1940, this part of London was the frontline in the … Continue reading

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