About this object610 Squadron. 'Forward Readiness at Hellfire Corner' Hawkinge. Left to right standing: Flying Officer Stan Norris, Sergeant Horatio Chandler, Squadron Leader John Ellis (just visible), Flight Lieutenant Bill Warner, Flying Officer Doug Wilson, Sergeant Ronnie Hamlyn and Pilot Officer Fred Gardiner. On the ground left to right: Flight lieutenant Edward Smith, Pilot Officer Joe Pegge (lying on his back), Sergeant Claude Parsons and Sergeant Doug Corfe. Bill Warner was to be killed on 16th August 1940, three weeks after this photo was taken. Claude Parsons was killed in 1941 and Doug Corfe in 1942.
In September 1980 RAF Biggin Hill gathered together a collection of photographs from museums, commercial and private individuals to mount an exhibition to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. The collection was passed on to Bob Ogley when the RAF withdrew from Biggin Hill.
This photograph is part of the Bob Ogley Photograph Collection.
Place MadeRAF Hawkinge
Date Made29 July 1940
PeriodSecond World War
Medium and Materials1: photographic negative
Measurements1: H 95 mm x W 125 mm
2: H 185 mm x W 145 mm
Subject and Association Keywords610 Squadron
Subject and Association KeywordsBiggin Hill
Subject and Association KeywordsHawkinge
Subject and Association Keywords'Hellfire Corner'
Subject and Association Keywords'forward readiness'
Subject and Association KeywordsNorris, Stan
Subject and Association KeywordsChandler, Horatio
Subject and Association KeywordsEllis, John
Subject and Association KeywordsWarner, Bill
Subject and Association KeywordsHamlyn, Ronald Fairfax