Biggin Hill Airport
1960's & 1970's Reunion

12th September 1998

The 98 Bump Reunion is now thought to be the largest event, other than an Air Display, ever seen at Biggin Hill Airfield

Organised and hosted by John Willis and Joe Merchant (ably assisted by Bill Robinson), the event was a spectacular and sometimes emotional gathering of several hundred old faces from Biggin Hill in the 1960's and 1970's.

During the course of the day, it is estimated that some 600 people attended the event, which took the form of an informal reunion during the afternoon, followed by an impressive party in the illuminated 120 foot marquee, with dancing to the music of the String of Pearls 16 piece Swing band.

The event was partially sponsored by Adams Aviation (who celebrated their 30th anniversary at Biggin Hill this year) and Gordon Franks (who retires this year). In addition to the sponsored part (the cost of the band), the organisers were pleased to find that, although worried at one point in the evening, all costs were covered, and indeed a reasonably substantial donation to charities was made. The costs, incurred for the hiring of the huge marquee, the furniture, and tracing and contacting all invited guests, exceeded three and a half thousand pounds. Thank you to everyone who helped to fund this event

(Additionally, the organisers would like to thank Tom Hood for the provision of the stage and marquee lighting)

You can use this link to see who attended & view photo's of the reunion

Organisers Contact Details
 Email:  John Willis -
Phone: 01959 571533 or Fax: 01959 540424 (John Willis)
Phone/Fax: 01959 576474 (Joe Merchant)

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