AIM Biffa Award to support a new exhibition at Biggin Hill Memorial Museum
Biggin Hill Memorial Museum is delighted to announce that they have secured £68,530 of funding from AIM Biffa Award History Makers, as part of the Landfill Communities Fund, which will fund a new exhibition to bring together material to showcase the acts of service and personal perspectives of ATA female officers and women who served in the WAAF, along with present-day voices and interpretation to help visitors critically engage with the role and legacy of these History Makers and inspire future generations.
Thanks to funding through the AIM Biffa Award History Makers programme, this new exhibition will explore the role of women during the Battle of Britain. The exhibition will explore the work of the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) and the Women’s Auxiliary Airforce (WAAF) at Biggin Hill. The exhibition will examine the roles and duties carried out, recognition and pay and perceptions of women during this time.
Women in the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) and the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) played a critical role in Biggin Hill’s operations during this period and this project gives a platform to their lesser-known stories.
This exciting project will bring these stories to life through film, interpretation, hands-on learning, family engagement and through a VR experience.