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View Lyons550's Profile Lyons550 Flag Shirley 30 Jan 19 1.30pm Send a Private Message to Lyons550 Add Lyons550 as a friend

Just seen that at last there is one...might take a trip up there sometime soon. Anyone else ?

 


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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 30 Jan 19 1.32pm Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

I'd love to go. I used to go to the air show when I lived in Kent (as I've posted elsewhere). Loved it.

Also, I've never made it to the Battle of Britain museum at Hawkinge, sadly, but I intend to one day.

 


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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 30 Jan 19 2.57pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

I come from Hayes, Bromley and we used to live in a top floor council flat. The one advantage of this was seeing the Biggin Hill planes fly past from our balcony. Believe we also used to see the Farnborough planes too - although my memory may be incorrect as it was decades ago. Airshows banned here by anti war protestors who now let off 99 red balloons each year. Killjoys.

 


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View Flightsequence's Profile Flightsequence Flag 30 Jan 19 3.32pm Send a Private Message to Flightsequence Add Flightsequence as a friend

Opens on the 3rd Feb to public. I've seen inside and it looks good. Shame the outer brickwork doesn't fit in with the chapel colours.

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View Tickled pink's Profile Tickled pink Flag Cornwall 30 Jan 19 7.00pm Send a Private Message to Tickled pink Add Tickled pink as a friend

I used to work around the airfield, very interesting bunkers for the 1940s pilots to hide in during german raids, when I come down for family gatherings I'm def going to this museum, used to also go every year to the shows standing outside behind the road and behind the runway for the red arrows take off was always a hilarious spectacle!

 

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View Tickled pink's Profile Tickled pink Flag Cornwall 30 Jan 19 7.04pm Send a Private Message to Tickled pink Add Tickled pink as a friend

Originally posted by ASCPFC

I come from Hayes, Bromley and we used to live in a top floor council flat. The one advantage of this was seeing the Biggin Hill planes fly past from our balcony. Believe we also used to see the Farnborough planes too - although my memory may be incorrect as it was decades ago. Airshows banned here by anti war protestors who now let off 99 red balloons each year. Killjoys.

Is that why Biggin Hill stopped?

 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 30 Jan 19 7.37pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Originally posted by Tickled pink

Is that why Biggin Hill stopped?

I'm talking about where I live now in Ireland. I didn't know Biggin Show had stopped. Largely, it was WWII planes that were the big draw. There would be some German ones but, of course, we all love a Spitfire and a Hurricane.

 


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Yellow Card - User has been warned of conduct on the messageboards View Tom-the-eagle's Profile Tom-the-eagle Flag Croydon 30 Jan 19 8.15pm Send a Private Message to Tom-the-eagle Add Tom-the-eagle as a friend

Will go for sure.

Grew up with my Grandad who passed away 18 months ago aged 97.

As an ex RAF gunner we were allowed to bury his ashes in the small crematorium next to the chapel.

Fantastic place. I think it should be compulsory that all local school children should be shown around and explained it's importance to the defence of the country.

 


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View Flightsequence's Profile Flightsequence Flag 30 Jan 19 8.39pm Send a Private Message to Flightsequence Add Flightsequence as a friend

Originally posted by Tom-the-eagle

Will go for sure.

Grew up with my Grandad who passed away 18 months ago aged 97.

As an ex RAF gunner we were allowed to bury his ashes in the small crematorium next to the chapel.

Fantastic place. I think it should be compulsory that all local school children should be shown around and explained it's importance to the defence of the country.

100% Agree. The place is throbbing with great history.

 

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View Apollofuzz's Profile Apollofuzz Flag Looking into the Future 30 Jan 19 11.31pm Send a Private Message to Apollofuzz Add Apollofuzz as a friend

The Airshow is back on and has been for a few years. As for the 99 Red balloons that Nena has a lot to answer for

Originally posted by ASCPFC

I come from Hayes, Bromley and we used to live in a top floor council flat. The one advantage of this was seeing the Biggin Hill planes fly past from our balcony. Believe we also used to see the Farnborough planes too - although my memory may be incorrect as it was decades ago. Airshows banned here by anti war protestors who now let off 99 red balloons each year. Killjoys.

 


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