After an overnight stay in the leafy streets of Bromley (thank you SE20 Blue) today we visited Biggin Hill Airfield and the nearby St George’s RAF Chapel of Remembrance. The guided tour of Biggin Hill Airfield took in surviving installations from the Battle of Britain, including pillboxes and fortified sleeping quarters. By happy coincidence these where featured later in the day in BBC One’s documentary ‘The Battle of Britain’.
The St George’s RAF Chapel is a memorial to all the aircrew – those who lost their lives and well as those that survived – who took part in missions from Biggin Hill during WWII. Its entrance way is home to two beautifully restored fighter planes – a Spitfire and Hurricane – both of which flew from the airfield during the conflict.