Biggin Salute to RAF heroes

A musical tribute to the wartime RAF at Biggin Hill

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Exclusive: Martin Shaw salutes RAF heroes

Actor and aviator Martin Shaw has spoken exclusively to ITV Meridian about his part in a musical tribute to the heroes of the Battle of Britain at Biggin Hill in Kent.

This was the most famous fighter base of World War Two and on Saturday thousands braved the rain to attend a concert staged at the current airport site saluting the wartime heroes of the RAF.

It featured music from the Central Band of the Royal Air Force. Alongside them were singers, actors and big screens showing archive footage.

The ‘Musical Salute to the Few’ marked the first time an open air concert was held at the historic site.

The concert was narrated by Mr Shaw, star of numerous TV dramas and a keen aviator who enjoys flying vintage aircraft. He spoke to us about the concert, Biggin Hill and his passion for old planes.

He also mingled with veterans from the RAF and the Air Transport Auxiliary as crowds watched a flypast of RAF and Luftwaffe aircraft.

The airfield houses the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, one of the country's leading collections of historic Spitfire and Hurricanes.

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