Posted on January 31, 2019
During the Battle of Britain, Winston Churchill called Biggin Hill his “strongest link” and pilots from the airfield shot down 1,400 Luftwaffe aircraft. “The history of Biggin Hill goes so much further back [than the Battle of Britain]. It is one of Britain’s oldest aerodromes and was instrumental to the development of wireless communication technologies,” explained the director of the Bigging Hill War Memorial Museum, Jemma Davey. “[Biggin Hill] was instrumental in the turning point of Second World War.”
The museum aims to create a space for people to learn about the Battle of Britain and remember those who lost their lives in the conflict. The new museum is home to a number of Spitfire aircraft, artefacts from the period and previously unpublished photos of pilots and Churchill on a visit to the site. Every object in the museum has a personal story connected to it. Many objects on display have actually been donated by members of the local community or veterans who have a link to Biggin Hill.