£ 40.00

Nine Lives – The Story Of Biggin Hill

AUTHOR – Alex Martin

PUBLISHER – Unicorn Publihing


FORMAT – Hardback


PAGES – 256

ISBN – 978 1 914414 15 2

1 in stock

Category: Product ID: 18967


From Battle of Britain fighter station to commercial airport, this is the inspiring story of Biggin Hill.

Biggin Hill, world-famous as a Battle of Britain fighter station, has had many lives. First used as an airfield in 1917, Biggin Hill saw brutal action in both World Wars, never losing a day’s operations despite devastating enemy attacks. Since 1959 two dynamic figures have kept this historic airfield open against the odds: fighter ace Jock Maitland, creator of the renowned Biggin Hill International Air Fair, and army pilot Andrew Walters, who has turned it into London’s No 1 business airport, with a thriving aviation community that includes air charter companies, engineering firms, flying schools, storage and restoration, and major Formula 1 and Bombardier operations. Meanwhile a new Museum and St George’s Memorial Chapel keep memories of its days as a Royal Force Station alive.

The first full history of this great airfield, Nine Lives looks behind the scenes of a busy modern airport, digs deep into its dramatic past, and tells an inspiring tale of enterprise, innovation, teamwork and determination.

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Weight2.1 kg


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