Kemp­ton Park re­mem­bers brave pi­lots

Staines Informer - - NEWS -

A PLAQUE to re­mem­ber two fighter pi­lots who lost their lives at Kemp­ton Park was un­veiled by an eye­wit­ness who was a child at the time.

Brenda Te­landar was ten when she saw the plane of fly­ing of­fi­cer Pe­ter Carter, 21, and 28-year-old fly­ing of­fi­cer Jan Borowski come down at the race­course on 18 Oc­to­ber 1940. The pi­lots, who were at­tached to 302 Pol­ish Squadron based at RAF Northolt had been sent up to pa­trol the Maid­stone line from Ger­man in­vaders and be­came lost in heavy fog over the Sur­rey Hills.

Brenda’s mem­o­ries of the crash have been recorded on a board with the me­mo­rial plaque, which she un­veiled on Sun­day, 75 years on.

Brenda Te­landar un­veils a plaque to the two pi­lots.

A plaque in mem­ory of the two pi­lots.

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