Historic Kenley Airfield

21st October 2021, 10:30 - 12:30

Historic Kenley Airfield, Croydon
Thursday 21st October 2021
10.30 am – 12.30 pm





A guided walking tour of Kenley Airfield. Established in 1917, Kenley was a very important airfield during the Battle of Britain, responsible for the defence of a large airspace over southern England.

Our guide will be Alan Morgan, Chairman of the Kenley Airfield Friend’s Group who will lead us on a walk around the airfield on a tarmac surface.

We will see and hear about the most significant features of the airfield.

Douglas Bader served here in 1931.

Hurricanes and Spitfires flew from here during the Battle of Britain.




Unfortunately, there are no refreshment facilities open on the airfield during the week. This includes toilet facilities. There is a Pub nearby, called The Wattenden Arms, which will be open after the walk.

Walking shoes are advised. The walk will be on ashphelt, there may be a couple of places where we will cross short grass. The walk is on level ground, however, you will be on your feet for approx. 2 hours with a number of stops to inform us about points of interest. The distance is approx. 2 miles.

We will be out in the open for a couple of hours on an exposed airfield in autumn, so suitable clothing will be required.

The event is not really suitable for young children under 10 years. The airfield is a popular place for dog walking. It is required that dogs are kept on a leash for our walk, and that owners clean up after them.

Cost to Members £7.00
Cost to Non-members £10.00

This cost is includes a donation to the Royal Air Forces Association.

The event is open to all but must be booked using the brown button below.

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