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AIRPORT OFFERS TO SECURE THE FUTURE OF RAF CHAPEL OF REMEMBRANCE

Following the news story published in the Mail on Sunday (4th January), Biggin Hill Airport has offered to make up the shortfall of £50,000 per annum that the Government has now said that it is not prepared to provide any longer for the maintenance and upkeep of the St George’s Chapel of Remembrance.

Biggin Hill Airport has recently completed a huge Public Consultation on the future of the airport, including preserving its historic connections – and the chapel is one such example.  This exercise received the support of nearly 80% from over 15,000 local residents for its proposals.

The airport recognises that the chapel carries significant national importance, remembering the brave pilots, engineers and ground crews who gave their lives for the freedom that we now enjoy and that must never be forgotten.

Airport Managing Director Will Curtis says that the company is prepared to provide the necessary funding.

“We want to properly secure the future of this historic chapel which is in keeping with its role of playing an active part in the local community as an important heritage site.  We will consult with the Ministry of Defence and the London Borough of Bromley as to how we can best achieve this goal” he says.