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Royal Air Force Hawkinge
Active October 1915 – 8 December 1958
Country United Kingdom
Branch Royal Flying Corps,
Royal Air Force
Type Flying station
Role Defence of London & South East England, Fighter Offensive, Heavy Bomber Escort Duty, Support, Flying Training
Part of No. 11 Group RAF
Garrison/HQ Hawkinge, Kent, England
Royal Air Force Ensign Ensign of the Royal Air Force.svg

RAF Hawkinge was an airfield in Kent, near to the south coast and the closest airfield to the French coast.

It took part in the Battle of Britain and it was home to No. 79 Squadron RAF. The site has been largely built over, but part is occupied by the Kent Battle of Britain Museum.

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Coordinates: 51°6′45″N 1°9′9″E / 51.1125°N 1.1525°E / 51.1125; 1.1525



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