Biggin Hill bombed

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

PlaceDateTimeSummary of EventsReferences to Appendices
Biggin Hill 1.9.40. 13.30 A high level bombing attack was carried out on the Aerodrome. Bombs fell amongst the Camp buildings without doing much further damage, but shaking buildings and making them unsafe. One aircraft was destroyed, but the Aerodrome remained serviceable.
It was decided to disperse Sections in the vicinity of Keston at the cross-roads, between Croydon Road and Westerham Road, chiefly because of the damaged buildings which made it necessary to salvage all equipment and transfer it elsewhere. Practically no buildings were left in a safe condition after the series of raids, and the road running through the Camp was blocked by three large craters caused by 1000 lb. or 1500 lb. bombs. All main services and communicates were destroyed.
The A.A. Command School, Biggin Hill, being evacuated by the Army, this was taken over to accommodate squadron personnel and the Station Defence and Administrative personnel of S.H.Q. Weather. Wind:- Westerly, 5-10 mph. Cloud:- Little low cloud, 3/10-5/10 at 15,000'. Visibility:- 6-12 miles. Weather:- Fair.

(AIR 28/64)

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