EPW017127 ENGLAND (1926). Kenley Aerodrome, Kenley, 1926

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Title [EPW017127] Kenley Aerodrome, Kenley, 1926
Reference EPW017127
Date October-1926
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Place name KENLEY
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 532905, 157703
Longitude / Latitude -0.093267040457806, 51.302406604381
National Grid Reference TQ329577

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Kenley Aerodrome Name

brian
Friday 27th of February 2015 11:43:14 PM

MB
Wednesday 3rd of October 2012 09:09:13 PM

MB
Wednesday 3rd of October 2012 09:08:24 PM

User Comment Contributions

The aircraft could be Gloster Gamecocks

bob harriman
Thursday 21st of February 2013 05:06:00 PM
During 1926 24 Comms Sqn were at Kenley equipped with Bristol F2Bs, alongside 32 Sqn which had Gloster Grebe IIs until September when they re-equipped with Gamecocks.

MacNotts
Thursday 21st of February 2013 05:06:00 PM
Kenley was first used as an airfield by the Royal Flying Corps in 1917, in World War I. It probably still looked much as it does here in 1935. At some time after that date, but I think before World War II, two runways were built. One obliterated Water House and ran diagonally across Hayes Lane which was reduced to an airport track.

The RAF used Kenley as one of three Fighter Command stations in World War II, to defend London. The others were Croydon and Biggin Hill. The WWII configuration has largely been retained - it was designated a conservation area in 2006

MB
Wednesday 3rd of October 2012 09:23:01 PM
Looking west-south-west

MB
Wednesday 3rd of October 2012 09:06:19 PM