Battle of Britain base on fire

A battle of Britain base has erupted into flames as firefighters battle the huge aerodrome fire.

Firefighters were tackling the large blaze at former RAF base Kenley Aerodrome in Surrey this morning.

The fire started at the old officers’ mess yesterday afternoon but has continued through the night and day.

The Grade II listed building had already been badly damaged by another fire three years ago, when a blaze gutted the central section of the building.

The fire in 2016 was a suspected arson attack, and now there are fears the latest fire is also a deliberate act.

In an update this morning, Surrey Fire and Rescue Service said: "Fire crews have remained on scene throughout the night and this morning, carrying out fire-fighting operations.

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