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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

Memories of RAF Hawkinge

(Memories written by members of Forces Reunited)

RAF Hawkinge, swimming in 1959

Written by christine taylor [yates]

swimming in sea at midnight got stung with jelly fish spent rest of morning in sick bay coverd with calamine lotion freind nicky and others can not remember names
POSTED TO HERIFORD FOR CATERING COURSE HELPED SARGENT TO DECORATE CAKE FOR ANNEVERSARY NURSING CORE MET QUEEN MOTHER

, RAF Hawkinge, in 1961

Written by Irene Milsom now Thompson

I have just uploaded a passing out photo on my profile from RAF Hawkinge I think 1961. I found this photo only recently after my mum had died. I have posted the names of the girls I trained with in Find Friends. If any one recognises any of the girls can you please get in touch with me. I managed to read most of the names that were signed on the back of the photo with the exception of 2, one surname looks like Pope and the other J House but I am not sure. Thanks
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