About this object72 Squadron. After the heavy bombing of Biggin Hill on 31st August 1940 the squadron was relocated to RAF Croydon on 1st September. Spitfire MK I (79 Squadron) and Hurricane MK I (111 Squadron) in open dispersal at RAF Croydon. A respite from the action for a game of football.
In September 1980 RAF Biggin Hill gathered together a collection of photographs from museums, commercial and private individuals to mount an exhibition to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. The collection was passed on to Bob Ogley when the RAF withdrew from Biggin Hill.
This photograph is part of the Bob Ogley Photograph Collection.
Place MadeRAF Croydon
Date MadeSeptember 1940
PeriodSecond World War
Medium and Materials1: photographic negative
Measurements1: H 100 mm x W 125 mm
2: H 185 mm x W 145 mm