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Biggin Hill Town Information

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What is now a residential area was simply farmland at the start of the 20th century, part of the manor of Aperfield which was given to Bishop Odo of Bayeux by his half-brother, William the Conqueror. Today Biggin Hill is a household name thanks to its association with war. Its airfield was used in the First World War and then in the Second when Hurricanes of 32 Squadron and the Spitfires of 72, 94 and 610 Squadrons took part in the Battle of Britain, shooting down some 400 enemy planes. Biggin Hill was also one of the first locations where ground-to-air communications was achieved in 1917.