The brand new Biggin Hill Memorial Museum opens its doors to the public this week. The museum tells the story of Britain’s most famous fighter station through the personal experiences of those who served there, and the community that supported them. Last Friday, Jo was given a tour of the museum by Director, Jemma Davey and Chair of the Trust, Bruce Walker. Jo explored the exhibits, including using a telegraph key to send a message in Morse code, as well as taking part in a fighter pilot dexterity test. Following a cup of tea in the new Nightingale Café, Jo visited the neighbouring St George’s RAF Chapel of Remembrance.
Jo said: ‘It is fantastic to see this project come to fruition and I am thrilled that the Biggin Hill Memorial Museum is opening for visitors this week. The trustees and director have done a fantastic job in creating a museum that is engaging and respectful of the heritage here at Biggin Hill. The museum not only remembers the brave young men who flew from Biggin Hill, but also the local community which played such an important part in supporting the airfield and crews who flew from here.’