Collard Close, CR8

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One of seven streets named after “Kenley’s Few” RAF officers stationed at the nearby airfield who lost their lives during the Battle of Britain during the Second World War. Named after Londoner Peter Collard (1916 – August 14, 1940). Promoted to flying officer on 4 August 1939, he was called up into full-time service later that month. He was shot down into the English Channel off Dover while intercepting a raid. The street sign – like all seven – has the rare distinction of a brief history of his life.

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