London – 27 November 2019: London Biggin Hill Airport is preparing a unique public event commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and The Hardest Day, illustrating these extraordinary events in UK history, both in the air and on the ground.
2020 marks the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain which was the first campaign to be fought entirely in the air. RAF Biggin Hill played a significant role in the battle, no more so than on the 18th August; the climax of the Battle that determined the course of WWII. This day became known as “The Hardest Day”.
London Biggin Hill is today striving to become London’s preeminent full-service business aviation airport and a leading centre for aviation technology and enterprise. 2020 will see the airport taking a significant step towards this goal with the development of a pioneering £12m Aerospace and Technology College on site, which is looking forward to opening its doors to the next generation of engineers. Also in 2020, the airport’s own four star hotel will be under construction alongside additional aviation development works that will offer more career opportunities to the local community and future generations.
David Winstanley, CEO, London Biggin Hill Airport, says:
“These significant infrastructure projects that deliver the undertaking given to the local community in 2015, will have an impact on the airport’s ability to stage the Festival of Flight in 2020. However, in its place we are well underway in our preparation for a spectacular public event along with other commemorative events which will honour those that served in The Battle of Britain during the 80th anniversary year, here at the most famous of all of the Royal Air Force fighter stations”