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Biggin Hill

Major
Also known as: Biggin Hill Airport / Biggin Hill Airport Trading Estate / Biggin on the Bump / Concorde Business Centre / London Biggin Hill Airport / RAF Biggin Hill / RFC Biggin Hill / The Bump / USAAF Station 343 / Westerham
County: Greater London
Current Status: Aviation
Date: Opened 1916
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / RAF (Dutch) / RAF (French) / RFC / Civil / RCAF / RNZAF
Prominent People: Adolph 'Sailor' Malan

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):

  • Activity Gift Vouchers Ltd
  • Adams Aviation
  • Audio Visual Services Ltd
  • Autoflame Engineering Ltd
  • Avalon Aero
  • Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar
  • BOA (UK) Limited
  • Bromley Borough Local History Society
  • Chartrite
  • Cray Valley Communications Ltd
  • European Music Ltd
  • Ferraghini Supercar Service & Sales
  • Galactic Studios
  • HS Walsh & Sons Ltd
  • Jackson Lewis Controls Ltd
  • JETS Biggin Hill Ltd
  • Limpsfield Engineering Ltd
  • Lloyds of Bromley Chaffeurs
  • Moodmedia Ltd
  • Motorwerx
  • Odessa Print Group
  • Omega Process Equipment Ltd
  • RAS Completions Ltd 
  • SD Office Solutions
  • Select Group
  • St. George's RAF Chapel of Remembrance, Biggin Hill
  • Scout Aviation Centre
  • Shipping and Airlines Ltd
  • Signature Flight Support
  • Summer Place Ltd
  • Surex International Ltd
  • SW Automotive
  • The Flying Club 
  • The Lookout Coffee Shop
  • The Spitfire Company (Biggin Hill) Limited
  • The White Hart
  • Triple E Ltd
  • UK Security Products
  • Uncle Buck Finance LLP
  • Westerham Library
  • Westerham Parish Council
  • Woollyhatshop

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 AACU

  • No 1 AACU 'C' Flight

  • No 1 AACU 'D' Flight

  • No 1 AACU 'H' Flight

  • No 1 AEF

  • No 1 Fighter Command Servicing Unit

  • No 1 Sqn

  • No 2 Fighter Command Servicing Wing

  • No 3 Sqn

  • No 5 (Home Defence) Wing

  • No 6 Radio Maintenance Unit

  • No 6 Radio Servicing Section

  • No 8 Fighter Command Servicing Unit

  • No 19 Sqn

  • No 23 Sqn

  • No 32 Sqn

  • No 37 Sqn

  • No 39 Sqn

  • No 41 Sqn

  • No 56 Sqn

  • No 61 Gp Comms Flight

  • No 64 Sqn

  • No 66 Sqn

  • No 72 Sqn

  • No 74 Sqn

  • No 78 Sqn

  • No 79 Sqn

  • No 91 Sqn

  • No 92 Sqn

  • No 124 Sqn

  • No 126 Airfield

  • No 133 Sqn

  • No 141 (Fighter) Wing

  • No 141 Sqn

  • No 154 Sqn

  • No 162 GS

  • No 213 Sqn

  • No 222 Sqn

  • No 229 Sqn

  • No 242 Sqn

  • No 264 Sqn

  • No 287 Sqn

  • No 322 Sqn

  • No 340 Sqn

  • No 341 Sqn

  • No 345 Sqn

  • No 401 Sqn

  • No 403 Repair & Salvage Unit
  • No 405 Repair & Salvage Unit
  • No 410 Repair & Salvage Unit
  • No 411 Sqn

  • No 412 Sqn

  • No 421 (Reconnaissance) Flight

  • No 436 Sqn

  • No 485 Sqn

  • 600 (City of London) Sqn Flying Club

  • No 600 Sqn

  • No 601 Sqn

  • No 602 Sqn

  • No 609 Sqn

  • No 610 Sqn

  • No 611 Sqn

  • No 615 Sqn

  • 615 Sqn Flying Group

  • No 802 Sqn

  • No 807 Sqn

  • No 819 Sqn

  • No 945/947 (Balloon) Sqn

  • No 951 (Balloon) Sqn

  • No 953 (Balloon) Sqn

  • No 958 (Balloon) Sqn

  • No 2705 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2709 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2745 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2767 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2803 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2824 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2847 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • Active Flying Club

  • Aircrew Selection Centre

  • Air Touring Club

  • Airways Aero Club

  • Alouette Flying Club

  • Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Flight

  • Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit

  • AYR Group Limited
  • Battle of Britain Flight

  • Biggin Hill Flying Club

  • Castle Air
  • Civil Service Flying Group

  • Concierge Aviation
  • Condor Flying Club

  • County Flying Club

  • EFG Flying School
  • Experimental Flying Group

  • Flairavia Flying Club

  • Global Flight Solutions
  • Ground Officers Selection Centre

  • Historic Aircraft Flight

  • Horizon Flying Club

  • Horizon Flying Group

  • Instrument Design Establishment

  • Instrument Design Establishment (Home)

  • Interflight (Air Charter) Ltd
  • London Executive Aviation (LEA)
  • London UAS

  • Luxaviation United Kingdom
  • Metropolitan Air Movements

  • Metropolitan Police Flying Club

  • Metropolitan Sector HQ

  • Navigation Flight

  • Night Flying Flight

  • Officer and Aircrew Selection Centre

  • Puss Moth Flying Group

  • Rollason Flying Group

  • South Eastern Sector HQ

  • South London Aero Club

  • Sovereign Business Jets
  • Surrey and Kent Flying Club

  • University of London Air Sqn

  • Variety Artists & Civil Flying Club

  • Vendair Flying Club

  • W/T Establishment

  • West Essex Flying Club

  • Wireless Experimental Establishment

  • Wireless Telephony School

  • Wireless Testing Park

  • Zenith Aviation Limited

Pilots being congratulated for bringing down the 600th enemy aircraft for their station, 1940. Courtesy of British Pathé

Battle of Britain Day at Biggin Hill and in London, 1943. Courtesy of British Pathé

The 1000th enemy aircraft shot down by pilots from Biggin Hill, 1943. Courtesy of British Pathé

 Battle of Britain Remembrance Day at Biggin Hill and in London, 1945. Courtesy of British Pathé

 The Ghosts of Biggin Hill, a short film including recollections of personnel. Courtesy of Paul Basu

Queen Elizabeth (Queen Mother) visiting Biggin Hill, 1949. Courtesy of British Pathé

Winston Churchill visiting Biggin Hill, 1951. Courtesy of British Pathé

The "Many" Remember at Biggin Hill, 1952. Courtesy of British Pathé

The "Many" Honour The "Few" - Battle Of Britain Anniversary, 1954. Courtesy of British Pathé

Biggin Hill Air Fair, 1965. Courtesy of British Pathé

Testing cars at Biggin Hill, 1966. Courtesy of Tony Lewis

 

Home Defence Landing Ground(s):

South Ash

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