Biggin Hill RAF Chapel London
St George’s RAF Chapel of Remembrance
Biggin Hill
Kent TN16 3EJ
 
 
 
During two World Wars, Biggin Hill airfield in Kent played a vital role in the air defence of Britain. Its fame is known worldwide and many visitors come to Biggin Hill to pay their respects to relatives who died while stationed at the airfield.
 
Biggin Hill Airport is now a thriving centre for light aircraft operations and little is left of the wartime base. The St George’s RAF Chapel of Remembrance is a beautiful tribute to the 454 allied aircrew who died on operations. Each individual name is recorded on honour boards either side of the altar.
 
The simple red brick chapel is built on the site of the original station church which was built in 1943 using 3 wartime huts. Unfortunately the first church burned down in 1946 but was replaced in 1951 with the present chapel. Everything in and around the chapel is a tribute to the Biggin Hill Sector aircrews.
 
Hurricane & Spitfire
The wrought iron entrance gates are emblazoned with RAF crests and the brick gateposts carry commemorative blue plaques. The entrance is guarded by full-scale replicas of a Hurricane and a Spitfire.
 
Inside, the chapel glows with light coming through 17 beautiful stained glass windows depicting all aspects of Fighter Command's operations. There are many mementoes of those who served during World War II. The Curator on duty is happy to answer any questions.
 
Battle of Britain Sunday 
The chapel is both a memorial and an active church. In addition to regular weekly services, special commemorative services are held on Battle of Britain Sunday (Sunday closest to 15 September) and Remembrance Sunday (2nd Sunday in November).
 
Open
Every day (25 December for service only)
11:00 to 16:00 hours
 
Biggin Hill Airfield
Situated on a plateau on top of the Kent North Downs, Biggin Hill was first used during the First World War. During World War II it became a household name in 1943 when this Fighter Command Station and its Sector airfields were the first to claim a thousand enemy aircraft destroyed.
 
This was cause for great celebration and a spectacular party of was held. Over a thousand guests were invited and the top table was adorned by three large lobsters labeled Hitler, Mussolini and Goebals. Fifty London cabbies insisted on driving the pilots up to Grosvenor House free of charge for this celebration.
 
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Contact & Further Information
Telephone  +44 (0)1959 570 353
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Getting There
The chapel is situated on the A233 main road, north of Biggin Hill village.