Are You in the Picture?

50 Years Ago This amazing picture  represents a generation of Rye history.

The photograph was taken in the Drill Hall for what was almost certainly a Dance put on by 2274 Squadron (Rye) Air Training Corps. Percy Mitchell, the Rye ATC Commanding Officer is seen seated with two Air Force Officers, probably from R.A.F. Rye, the Home Chain Radar Station, locally known as ‘The Pylons’.

The Pylons were at Kent Ditch Corner and the living accommodation for the unit was further on, where the Filipino Village is today. The photograph, taken in 1954 Continue reading Are You in the Picture?

304 Air Training Squadron 1941

Len Fuggle brought in this wartime photograph of the 304 Squadron (Rye) A.T.C. pictured outside the south door of St. Mary’s Church.

How many can you recognise? Len put names to many of them. All the lads came from the town or the immediate villages. Continue reading 304 Air Training Squadron 1941