16 Aug Biggin Hill RAF 100 Marquee
Not all the action is happening in the sky at the Festival of Flight; take a breather from the flying spectacle and visit the Biggin Hill RAF 100 marquee. Step inside to see a visual dedication to the ‘Spirits of the Few’ with snapshots of important moments in the life and times the RAF. Come and learn about Biggin Hill’s involvement in the RAF and its place in history.
Biggin Hill’s place in history
The Biggin Hill Memorial Museum will be there to talk about the role of the air base during the two world wars. The exhibition will feature dioramas including the night raid on the Mohne Dam and the Battle of Britain on the Kent coast. Model planes and vintage cars will be on display, alongside Sir Barnes Neville Wallis’ (inventor of the bouncing bombs) original motorbike. A mock RAF camp has also been created, where you can see what life was like for those serving on the ground and in the air, with reenactors and historical vehicles, including a full fire crew in kit from the 1930s.
The Battle of Britain entertainment includes songs from the era with top vintage artists Kitten Von Mew, Jazz Knights and Miss Peggy Rose. The All Saints’ Concert Band, a 30-piece brass and wind band, will perform RAF inspired themes on the Sunday to set the tone for the day’s flying show.
Centre of the showground
You can’t miss the RAF 100 marquee as it’s directly in front of the air display planes, that feature the Lancaster Bomber and Spitfires.
There’s still time to get your tickets to the Festival of Flight 2018.