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West Malling (Kings Hill) (Maidstone)

Major
Also known as: RAF Kings Hill / RAF West Malling / RFC Kings Hill
County: Kent
Current Status: Housing / Industry
Date: March 1917 - 1992
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RAF (Belgian) / RAF (Dutch) / RAF (Polish) / RFC / Civil / RCAF / RNZAF / US Navy
Prominent People: Ken Collier / Guy Gibson / George Harrison / John Lennon / Paul McCartney / Ringo Starr / Peter Townsend

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

  • Capital Enterprise Centres
  • Kings Hill Parish Council
  • West Malling Library
  • West Malling Parish Council

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Blackpalfrey Motor Club of Kent

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 AEF

  • No 3 Sqn

  • No 14 Sqn

  • No 19 Sqn

  • No 25 Sqn

  • No 26 Sqn

  • No 29 Sqn

  • No 32 Sqn

  • No 41 Sqn

  • No 50 Sqn

  • No 51 (Army Co-operation) Wing

  • No 64 Sqn

  • No 66 Sqn

  • No 80 Sqn

  • No 85 Sqn

  • No 91 Sqn

  • No 96 Sqn

  • No 98 Sqn

  • No 124 Sqn

  • No 130 Sqn

  • No 133 Sqn

  • No 141 GS

  • No 141 Sqn

  • No 148 Airfield

  • No 148 (Night Fighter) Wing

  • No 153 Sqn

  • No 157 Sqn

  • No 234 Sqn

  • No 247 Sqn

  • No 255 Sqn

  • No 264 Sqn

  • No 274 Sqn

  • No 287 Sqn

  • No 316 Sqn

  • No 322 Sqn

  • No 350 Sqn

  • No 409 Sqn

  • No 410 Sqn

  • No 421 (Reconnaissance) Flight

  • No 485 Sqn

  • No 486 Sqn

  • No 500 Sqn

  • No 531 Sqn

  • No 567 Sqn

  • No 610 Sqn

  • No 616 Sqn

  • No 618 GS

  • No 618 VGS

  • No 1452 (Fighter) Flight

  • No 1528 BAT Flight

  • No 2707 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2710 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2766 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2769 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2797 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 4085 Anti-Aircraft Flight RAF Regiment
  • No 4186 Anti-Aircraft Flight RAF Regiment
  • FASRON-200

  • Kent GC

  • RAF Central School of Aircraft Recognition

  • Silver City Airways

  • West Kent School of Flying

West Malling in December 1992. Courtesy of Gilbonaut

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