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Penshurst (Chiddingstone Causeway)

Also known as: Penshurst Aerodrome / RAF Penshurst / RFC Chiddingstone Causeway / Tonbridge
County: Kent
Current Status: Open land
Date: December 1916 - 13 May 1946
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):

  • Chiddingstone Parish Council
  • Leigh Parish Council
  • Penshurst Parish Council

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Eridge Polo Club

The following alternative information/mass media sources have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield:

  • Penshurst Online

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 2 Wireless School
  • No 78 Sqn
  • No 268 Sqn
  • No 653 Sqn
  • No 658 Sqn
  • No 661 Sqn
  • No 664 Sqn
653 Squadron with Austers at Penshurst 13:1:1944.jpg

Members of No 653 Squadron with their Auster aircraft at Penshurst, 13 January 1944. Courtesy of Peter Mellor.

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Gosport / Telscombe Cliffs

Home Defence Landing Ground(s):


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