Kempton Park remembers brave pilots
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.