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Kenley (Whyteleafe)

Major
Also known as: Kenley Aerodrome / RAF Kenley / RFC Kenley / USAAF Station 348
County: Greater London
Current Status: Army land / Aviation
Date: 1917 - May 1959
Current Use: Limited flying
Used By: RAF / RAF (Belgian) / RAF (Czech) / RAF (Polish) / RFC / RAAF / RCAF / RNZAF / USAAF
The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):
  • Kenley Airfield Friends Group
  • RAFA Kenley & Caterham
  • The Bourne Society
  • The Wattenden Arms in Kenley

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 Comms Sqn

  • No 1 Group

  • No 1 Sqn

  • No 2 MT Storage Unit
  • No 3 Sqn

  • 4th FS

  • No 6 (Fighter) Group

  • No 7 (Kenley) AAP
  • No 13 Sqn

  • No 17 (Fighter) Wing

  • No 17 (Fighter) Sector

  • No 17 Sqn

  • No 23 Sqn

  • No 24 Sqn

  • No 32 Sqn

  • No 36 Sqn

  • No 39 Sqn

  • No 46 Sqn

  • No 56 E&RFTS

  • No 61 (Eastern) Group

  • No 61 (Eastern Reserve) Group

  • No 61 Fighter Wing

  • No 61 Gp Comms Flight

  • No 61 (Southern Reserve) Group

  • No 64 Sqn

  • No 66 Sqn

  • No 80 Sqn

  • No 84 Sqn

  • No 86 (Communications) Wing

  • No 88 Sqn

  • No 91 Sqn

  • No 95 Sqn

  • No 103 (Air Disarmament) Wing

  • No 108 Sqn

  • No 110 Sqn

  • No 111 Sqn

  • No 116 Sqn

  • No 127 Airfield

  • No 143 GS

  • No 162 GS

  • No 165 GS

  • No 165 Sqn
  • No 207 Sqn
  • No 229 Sqn
  • No 253 Sqn
  • No 258 San
  • No 302 Sqn
  • 308th FS
  • No 312 Sqn
  • No 350 Sqn
  • No 400 Sqn
  • No 401 Sqn
  • No 402 Sqn
  • No 403 Sqn
  • No 409 Repair & Salvage Unit
  • No 411 Sqn
  • No 412 Sqn
  • No 416 Sqn
  • No 419 (RCAF) Repair & Salvage Unit
  • No 421 Sqn
  • No 452 Sqn
  • No 485 Sqn
  • No 501 Sqn
  • No 600 Sqn
  • No 602 Sqn
  • No 611 Sqn
  • No 615 GS
  • No 615 Sqn
  • No 615 VGS
  • No 616 Sqn
  • No 661 Sqn
  • No 1335 Wing RAF Regiment
  • No 1336 Wing RAF Regiment
  • No 1957 Reserve AOP Flight
  • No 1960 Reserve AOP Flight
  • No 2704 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2721 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2729 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2732 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2738 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2766 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2820 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 3201 Servicing Commando

     

  • No 3207 Servicing Commando
  • Fighting Area

     

  • Kenley AAP
  • London UAS

  • Photographic Experimental Section/Station
  • Signal Co-operation Flight
  • Surrey Hills GC

  • University of London Air Sqn

Supermarine Spitfires and Hawker Hurricanes at Kenley, 1940. Courtesy of British Pathé

Remains after a fire at Kenley on 29 January 2016. Courtesy of Surrey Mirror Series

Decoy Airfield(s):

Farleigh / South GodstoneWalton Heath / Woldingham

Associated Airfield(s):

Biggin Hill

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