• Portcullis Club’s Annual Spring Clean 2017

  • Christmas 2016 and New Year Opening Times

  • Fundraising Appeal: Airmen’s Memorial at St Luke’s

  • The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Flypast 2016

  • Mike Smedley

  • Kenley Hot Rod, Custom Cars & Bike Show 2015

  • David Mitchell’s Visit To Biggin Hill Aerodrome

  • Club’s Annual Spring Clean

About Us

Established in 1970, the Portcullis Club is the meeting place for the Kenley & Caterham branch of the Royal Air Forces Association. Our main role is to raise funds for the RAF Association Welfare to support the RAF family. Find out more about us here.


Become A Member

We are pleased to welcome new members to our club. If you would like to know more on how to become a member, please click here.


Join Us On Facebook

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Club News

Here are some of the latest news on what's happening at our club. Click here for more club news.


Welcome to the
Portcullis Club

Portcullis Club’s Annual Spring Clean 2017

It’s that time again and we are looking for volunteers to help with our annual Spring Clean of the Clubhouse and grounds ready for a summer of shows and events. If you can spare 3.....

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Christmas 2016 and New Year Opening Times

Christmas 2016 & New Year Opening Times:- Sunday 25th December – Close. Tuesday 27th December – Close. Sunday 1st January 2017 – Close. The Club will be open on Tuesday 3rd January 2017. Have a.....

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We regularly organise events at our club throughout the year; from talks and lectures, fundraising events to summer BBQs and jazz evenings.



For a full list of our upcoming events, please click here.

Our People

Just some of the people you might meet at our club.


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Mike Smedley

Mike is the face you will see frequently behind our bar serving members and telling jokes! He is a long-standing member of the Portcullis Club and is key when it comes to pitching in to.....

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Gwen Smedley

Gwen has many roles in the Club. Her main role is on the Club Committee managing our finances, but she also serves behind the bar, and makes sandwiches to serve on a Sunday afternoon. Gwen.....

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In Loving Memory:
Erwin Surma

Many of you have met Paul Surma over at the club. I am sad to make this announcement that his father, Erwin, passed away on Friday 1st November 2013. The funeral will be held at.....

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Scrapbook And Prop Wash

Prop wash? That's just idle gossiping!!! Well... We are not gossiping, really...


Here are some interesting stories and photos from our archives, as well as amusing anecdotes told by our members.


* More from our scrapbook here.

* More prop washing here.

A Pilot’s Flying Log Book

The Portcullis Club was privileged to be given the opportunity to examine three Pilot’s Flying Log Books belonging to Captain Geoff Aspinwall. Born in 1921, Geoff is one of the ex-RAF members who flew in.....

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Rare WW2 Training Cartoon Film

Here’s an amazing WWII American Army Air Forces training film created by famed cartoonist Gus Arriola. Gustavo “Gus” Arriola (July 17, 1917 — February 2, 2008) was a Mexican-American comic strip cartoonist and animator, primarily.....

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