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Penshurst (Chiddingstone Causeway)

Also known as: Penshurst Aerodrome / RAF Penshurst / RFC Chiddingstone Causeway / Tonbridge
County: Kent
Current Status: Open land
Date: December 1916 - 13 May 1946
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):

  • Chiddingstone Parish Council
  • Leigh Parish Council
  • Penshurst Parish Council

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Eridge Polo Club

The following alternative information/mass media sources have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield:

  • Penshurst Online

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 2 Wireless School
  • No 78 Sqn
  • No 268 Sqn
  • No 653 Sqn
  • No 658 Sqn
  • No 661 Sqn
  • No 664 Sqn
  • No 2733 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • British Hospitals Air Pageant
  • National Aviation Displays Ltd
653 Squadron with Austers at Penshurst 13:1:1944.jpg

Members of No 653 Squadron with their Auster aircraft at Penshurst, 13 January 1944. Courtesy of Peter Mellor.

Structures at Penshurst, c. April 2018. Courtesy of Kent Explore History

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Gosport / Telscombe Cliffs

Home Defence Landing Ground(s):

Blackboys / Chichester (Shopwyke) / Hooe / Lower Beeding / New Chapel / Rustington / Thakeham / Wilmington (Arlington)

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