Women & War – Hidden heroes of WWII

We are pleased to announce an exciting new exhibition at RAF Biggin Hill Museum & Chapel.

This new exhibition will bring together material that showcases the acts of service and personal perspectives of Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) female officers and women who served in the Women’s Auxiliary Airforce (WAAF), along with stories of inspiring individual women told by their present-day relatives.

Visitors of all ages will be able to engage in interactive displays such as an operations table as used during the Battle of Britain and a fly a spitfire VR experience.

The exhibition will also examine the perceptions of women during this period and how this is reflected in their pay, recognition, and the roles they were allowed to carry out. It will show how the featured women such as Flight Officer Elspeth Henderson, ATA Officer Jackie Moggridge and Corporal Edna Button changed these perceptions through their bravery and determination, inspiring future generations to fulfil their potential and change their future.

We hope you will visit us to delve into and enjoy these new stories while engaging with all the displays to discover why Women & War really are the hidden heroes of WWII.

This exhibition is part of the museum admission price and will be open Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 4pm.

The VR Spitfire experience will be available Friday and Saturday’s during school holidays and some Saturdays outside of school holidays. Please call ahead to confirm the experience will be running.

The VR cost will be £3.00 per person and there will be a time slot booking system for visitors each day with 10 minutes per booking.

Please be aware time slots will be available on the day and we cannot guarantee availability.

For further information please contact Sam – [email protected]