By: Darren Dray

1940’s Dispersal makeover for Biggin Hill Spitfire Facilities

Biggin Hill Spitfire Guest Lounge

The flight ops team and volunteers have been busy at Biggin Hill performing a 1940’s Makeover on our Spitfire guest lounge.

Whilst the facility has always offered a comfortable space with elevated views across the aircraft ramp area, taxiways and runway; it was decided to recreate the look of a 1940’s RAF dispersal hut to enhance the experience for the 2023 season .

The new facility now boasts a period paint scheme, light fittings and taped glass detailing. This is complemented with WWII information posters, RAF pilot galleries, vintage radio equipment, the famous Biggin Hill Squadron chalk boards and of course the classic Scramble Bell. This 1940’s makeover adds another level of authenticity for visiting guests.

Our outside garden area continues to provide the perfect spot to soak up the sunshine, enjoy a picnic and enjoy the views of our Spitfires and other WWII aircraft departing and arriving.

A massive thankyou to all the team who gave up their time to create this fantastic new facility, we have plans for further improvements so will share more updates soon!

Biggin Hill Spitfire Guest Lounge 2023