Wednesday, 18 November 2015

October 2015 Monthly Meeting - Bob Ogley

Tuesday 27th October 2015 2- 4pm
Crockham Hill Village Hall

The History of RAF Biggin Hill
Bob Ogley

There was a packed hall for the October Monthly meeting to hear local author Bob Ogley.

Mr Ogley explained how he started his career as an author and publisher by producing a best selling book on the 1987 Great Storm after being  turned down by mainstream companies. He proceeded to say how this lead him to produce several more books, the next of which dealt with the prominent role of Biggin Hill Airfield in the Battle of Britain and that this was going to be the subject of the afternoon's meeting. 

He then gave an illuminating and entertaining talk on the history of the airfield and those connected with it during the dark days of 1940. This provided an enthralled audience with a fascinating, sometimes amusing, and often poignant insight on those at the forefront of the battle that saved this Country 75 years ago. He admitted that he could have continued with many more anecdotes but time ran out and he reluctantly finished to receive the thanks of the Chairman and a well deserved round of applause from everyone present.  

Vote of Thanks from the New Chairman
Mike Collins
Molly officially hands over the role of
Chairman to Mike