After the ministry of defence decided to stop funding the St George’s Chapel at Biggin Hill, the airport has stepped in to save the remembrance chapel dedicated to the aircrews of the Battle of Britain. The Biggin Hill Airport said that it will be able to pay the charges of £50,000 per year for the maintenance of the chapel.
Sir Winston Churchill set up this chapel in the memory of “the few” aircrews that gave their life in World War II. Recently, the Ministry of Defence said that spending £50,000 on the maintenance of the chapel is not an effective use of the money, and that it would look at alternate means to maintain the chapel.
Will Curtis, the managing director of the Biggin Hill Airport, said that the chapel is of great significance to Britain. He said that remembering the aircrews who gave their life for the freedom of Britain should never be forgotten. He affirmed that the airport will secure the future of this historic chapel and that it would like to play its role in the community to maintain this heritage site, The Telegraph reports.
Curtis assured that the Biggin Hill Airport will contact the Ministry of Defence and the London Borough of Bromley to confirm the site’s maintenance.