Year 6 Visit to Bentley Priory

1st October 2019
Redwood take over Fighter Control
On Tuesday 1st October, Redwood visited Bentley Priory. They learnt about the important role it played as Headquarters Fighter Control during the Battle of Britain. The children stepped back in time and recreated the role of the RAF during Britain's darkest hour. They plotted incoming enemy raids and learnt the important stories of 'The One' - Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding; 'The Few' who took to the air to defend our skies and 'The Many' without whose tireless work on the ground victory would not have been possible. They discovered how technology, leadership and courage helped to secure victory allowing Britain's darkest hour to also be her Finest Hour.