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BIGGIN HILL MEMORIAL CHAPEL

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A memorial chapel at the former RAF Biggin Hill, built in 1951, by the Air Ministry Works Directorate architects A Beasley, WS Harper and GA Williams. This building replaced a memorial chapel formerly located elsewhere at RAF Biggin Hill which burnt down in 1946.
The 1951 chapel was built on the site of an aircraft hangar which had been destroyed in 1940. The building is constructed of brick with a tiled roof and takes early Christian Lombardic churches as its inspiration. The interior features stained glass windows by Hugh Easton depicting the winged spirits of the dead pilots, and later (1985) windows by Goddard and Gibbs commemorating the role of ground support. There is a memorial tablet which records the names of the airmen lost from Biggin Hill.

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