Used to be my local (40 mins on the push-bike).
When I was born it was a Fighter Station!
In the sixties the "At Home" days allowed you in free and on both sides of the airfield. You crossed at the Westerham road end with a canvas sheet to protect you from low flying aircraft! Got the fright of my life when a Navy Buccaneer came in low, fast and quiet and invisible behind the sheet only to shoot low over our heads with a loud roar. Most people hit the deck! Happy times.
I didn't have a camera until 1969 so I missed out. Would have been great shooting with the sun always behind you (why is the sun always in your face at airshows?).
I seem to remember a lot more fighter pens back then - we used to stand on them. I did take an 8mm cine and filmed a Spitfire (there was only 1 then?) and a pre airline Concorde - The film burned when it jammed in the projector.
I did have a full size AM airfield plan of 1963. It was an "original copy" - the purple type with the strange smell but when I pulled it out a few months back it had faded to almost invisible. Shame.
The National Archives have a copy of the same plan.
Apologies for the rambling but I will try to dig out my earliest slides of the Bump.