2020 marks the 80th Anniversary of The Battle of Britain.
The Battle of Britain was a major air campaign fought over southern England in the summer and autumn of 1940. After the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk and the Fall of France, Germany planned to gain air supremacy in preparation for an invasion of Great Britain.
The pilots of RAF Fighter Command – made up of men from all over the Commonwealth and occupied Europe – were supported by a vast network on the ground, including mechanics, radar operators and factory workers, amongst many more.
Ultimately, the Luftwaffe was defeated by Fighter Command, forcing Hitler to abandon his invasion plans.
At Biggin Hill Memorial Museum we tell the story of Britain’s most famous fighter station through the personal experiences of those who served there, and the community that supported them.
The museum is situated on the same site as St George’s RAF Chapel of Remembrance, built in 1951 to preserve the legacy of those who served and died at Biggin Hill during the Second World War. The museum safeguards the future of this important building. Visit the website to discover more.