St George’s Chapel budget announcement welcomed

Published Wednesday, 18 March 2015

The news about the Biggin Hill Chapel, Memorial Museum, in today’s budget is welcomed by the council.

The news follows discussions between the Government and the council about the long term future of St George’s Chapel at Biggin Hill and the concept for a new Museum at the site.  The aspiration for a Museum would act as a memorial and tribute to remind future generations about the sacrifices made by airmen and ground crew at Biggin Hill in World War Two, particularly during the Battle of Britain.

Councillor Stephen Carr, Leader of Bromley Council, said, “We are very pleased by this news and will continue to work with RAF, the Church and other stakeholders to ensure that the sacrifices made for all of us at Biggin Hill are never forgotten. Whilst we await the details, the long held aspiration of a Museum has nevertheless moved forwards today.  There is much work to be done, including launching a fundraising campaign, and with the help of the nation, we are absolutely determined to make this happen.”

Today’s budget announcement co-incides with the 75th anniversary year of the Battle of Britain.  Biggin Hill is best known for its role during the Battle of Britain in the Second World War, when it served as one of the principal fighter bases protecting London and South East England from attack by enemy bombers.