Sunday 15th June 2014 saw the Portcullis Club play host to the second Kenley Airfield Heritage Day. Organised by the Kenley Airfield Friends Group, the event was well attended by local families who enjoyed the various stalls, guided tours of the historic airfield including the Portcullis Club, and a spectacular flying display of model aircraft.

Jane Sidell of English Heritage set up a 1940's food table, sharing useful tips and genuine war time recipes.

Among the many highlights was the live performance of swing and jazz music by the Silk Road Trio and a delightful ‘1940’s Food’ table prepared by Jane Sidell of English Heritage. Jane gave some useful tips and recipes and there were free tastings of a varied range of cakes, biscuits and buns all cooked from genuine war time recipes.

Alan Morgan, Chairman of Kenley Airfield Friends Group said: “The whole event was a great success and a fitting tribute to all who served at Kenley. It also demonstrated the huge local support for our Heritage Lottery Grant application to conserve the airfield and its historic structures. It was great to see the enthusiasm local people have for the airfield and the vital role it played in the defence of our country during the Battle of Britain.”

The event was a great success and here is a selection of photos from the day. Click on an image to view a larger version.