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Trip to Hillingdon Battle of Britain Bunker CANCELLED
- Last Updated: Friday, 20 March 2020 14:33
THIS OUTING IS NOW FULLY BOOKED
Trip to Hillingdon Battle of Britain Bunker and Bentley Priory Museum at Stanmore.
Monday 27 April - leaving from Kingshill at 8.30 am, approximate return 6.30 pm. Cost £30.
The trip will include travel by luxury coach (Brookline), entry prices and tours around both venues.
Hillingdon Battle of Britain Bunker
The Exhibition and the new Visitor Centre is a 2,000 square metre complex on two levels. Its design embraces the central themes of flight and aeroplanes. The exhibition hall features state-of-the-art museum displays.
The bunker housed RAF Fighter Command’s No.11 Group Operations Room throughout the Second World War, the room from which the RAF co-ordinated most of the Battle of Britain .
It is possible to have a guided tour to take you 60 feet (18 metres) underground, down the 76 steps used by Churchill, the King and the men and women who served here to defend Britain.
Bentley Priory Museum
As Headquarters Fighter Command, Bentley Priory played an incredibly important role in one of the most pivotal moments in modern world history, the Battle of Britain and is now a museum. As a spectacularly restored Grade II listed mansion house, the Priory's architecture is as inspiring as its history with the renowned architect, Sir John Soane, instrumental on the development of the Priory.
There are cafes and gift shops in both venues.
As usual payment is preferably by bank transfer to our account at:
Account: KHAD U3A Number: 00025484 Sort: 40 52 40
If you prefer to pay by cheque please send direct to our treasurer:
David Murray, 10 Crabtree Close, Kings Hill, ME19 4FR and made payable to “Kingshill & District U3A”