92 Squadron Standard to remain at St George’s RAF Chapel of Remembrance

Published Friday, 15 April 2016

Biggin Hill Memorial Museum Trust welcomes news that the 92 Squadron Standard will remain at St George’s Chapel.

This follows a decision by the RAF concerning where the standard should be displayed in the future.

Bruce Walker, Chairman of the Biggin Hill Memorial Museum Trust said, “We are pleased to announce that the RAF have confirmed that the 92 Squadron Standard can remain on display at St George’s Chapel and will remain in our care. We are extremely supportive of the work the RAF have completed to enable this to happen.  We appreciate this loan from the RAF and recognise the importance of the standard for the RAF, the heritage of the site and to the local community.”  

When the 92 Squadron Standard was replaced in 1991, the old standard was placed in St George’s Chapel at Biggin Hill and it will now be on loan to the Biggin Hill Memorial Museum Trust.  

The standard recognises the Battle Honours of the Squadron from the Somme in 1918, through the Battle of Britain, and operations in Egypt, Libya and the Mediterranean. 92 Squadron was the first into action on 15 September 1940 now known as Battle of Britain Day. 

Further information about the Biggin Hill Memorial Museum is available via the Biggin Hill Memorial Trust website. The website gives details about the progress being made to develop the museum, including the published Interpretation Plan.  

The website also provides an opportunity for interested people to make a donation.  

ENDS 

Editor’s notes:

  • Bromley Council is working in partnership with the Biggin Hill Memorial Trust which was established to bring about the Biggin Hill Memorial Museum. The news follows the government announcement in last year’s budget, with an appeal launched and plans being developed to both save the St George’s Chapel and build a museum to remember the Few and honour the Many.
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