Biggin Hill helps support Orpington’s War Weapons Week

War Weapons Week Biggin Hill is making a strenuous effort to support Orpington War Weapons Week, March 22 – 29.  The local  War Savings Committee, under the direction of Mr F. W. Buck, the secretary, have taken a shop on the Main Road, which will be open during the week for the sale of Saving Stamps and Certificates.  It is hoped that all will – Help to foot the Nation’s Bill By putting something in the till. A special effort, under the direction of Mrs Osgood, is being made to…

Autumn History Talks with Pam

Pam will be giving a number of fascinating talks this Autumn to local groups in the London Borough of Bromley. Her first talk will be held on Thursday 31st October at St Martins Church in Chelsfield where she will be talking about the development of the Council estate in Bromley which were built after the war to help with the housing shortage  View details here > She will also be giving this talk to the Farnborough Social Club in Orpington on Friday 1st November. Details here >   On Tuesday…

Ten Planes Brought Down during 1940 air battle

Another week of heavy bombing was felt over London in early Autumn 1940.  While thousands of people travelled to work in London one Friday morning, enemy aircraft and British fighters fought in the skies overhead. The Bromley & District newspaper reported that 10 German planes were brought down in the London area. This report was published on 4th October 1940 and the Friday mentioned is possibly be the previous Friday – the 27th September. Over Chislehurst ad Orpington Two near Biggin Hill It was officially announced that ten German planes were brought…

Police Sergeants Bravery During WW2

Award for Rescue of R.A.F. Pilot The King, states Tuesday’s London Gazette, has been pleased to approve the award of the Medal of the Civil Division of the Order of the British Empire, for Meritorious Service to Arthur Hendon Cole, Sergeant, Kent Special Constabulary. An aircraft of the Royal Air Force taking off from Biggin Hill aerodrome crashed and turned over in the garden of the house next to that occupied by Sergeant Cole.  The pilot was trapped and hanging by his harness upside down.  Cole ran to his ambulance and,…