Over in Hillingdon, the Battle of Britain Bunker, from which the core part of the Battle of Britain was commanded, is open several weekends a year. It’s a great, and free, venue:
Simple but effective: the angled display of the planes out front gives much more of a sense of them as swift moving machinery rather than a static lump of materials.
Pictured at the bottom was the bonus of the visit – the amazing Rosemary, who served here during the Second World War. To the guide’s good-natured relief, she only had two points on which to correct him.
Who knew greycoats required such detailed rules?
Top travel tip: this is what happens if you try to follow the Sat Nav to the site.
The bunker features in the Battle of Britain movie, that staple of holiday TV schedules: