Biggin Hill bombed for a second time

OPERATIONS RECORD BOOK of (Unit or Formation) S.H.Q. BIGGIN HILL

PlaceDateTimeSummary of EventsReferences to Appendices
Biggin Hill 30/8/40 18:00 A low level bombing attack was carried out by the enemy on the Station and very serious damage was done to buildings and equipment. The raiders dropped 16 big H.E. bombs, estimated 1000 lbs weight each of which sidx fell among the buildings rendering completely useless and unsafe, Workshops, Transport Yard, Stores, Barrack Stores, Armoury Guardroom, Metrological Office, and teh the Station Institute, and shattering by blast part of the Airmans' Married Quarters which were being used as accomodation for W.A.A.F. personanel. 'F' Type Hanger in N. Camp was also badly damaged.
Once Shelter trench recieved a direct ht and two others hear hits. The total casualties were 39 killed and 26 wounded and shocked.
All power, gas and water mains were severed and all telephone lines running NORTH of the camp were severed in three places.
Weather fair, cloud 4/10ths - 7/10ths at 1500' - 3000', wind 10-15 m.p.h. N. Westerly, visibility 5-10 miles.

(AIR 28/64)

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