Unit History: RAF Hawkinge

RAF Hawkinge
RAF Hawkinge was an airfield in Kent, near to the south coast and the closest airfield to the French coast.
 
It took part in the Battle of Britain and it was home to No. 79 Squadron.
 
Active October 1915 – 8 December 1958
Country - United Kingdom
Branch  - Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force
Type    -   Flying station
Role    -Defence of London & South East Engand, Fighter Offensive, Heavy Bomber Escort Duty, Support, Flying Training
Part of - No. 11 Group RAF
Garrison/HQ - Hawkinge, Kent, England

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