STANMORE'S historic former airbase will mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain next month with a concert in aid of a Harrow based charity.

Members of the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust have put together a four-day event at RAF Bentley Priory, which will end with a tea party to raise cash for St Luke's Hospice.

The success of the 1940s Bentley Priory Day back in May has made way for the St Luke's Battle of Britain Memorial Concert that will be held on Sunday, September 12.

Well-known bands be playing on the day will include Gregg McCann and the Hands of Jazz, The British Airways Brass Band, Voice in a Million children's choir and the Harrow Apollo Male Choirs.

There will also be a Spitfire display as there was back in May and this time it will also include a Hurricane fly-past.

Esther Gillham, event organiser for St Luke's, said: "We're so excited to be commemorating the anniversary of such an important event in our country's history alongside Bentley Priory which played such a key role in events.

"We have a great line-up and are hoping people will come out for a fantastic afternoon of entertainment and show their support for the Bentley Priory Battle of Britain Trust, and St Luke's."

The event provides a unique opportunity to visit this historic site, which is rarely open to the public.

Doors open at 1pm (when the building will be open to explore) and entertainment will be provided from 2pm until 5pm.

Tickets are priced at £18.50 and can be booked by calling Jemini Shah on 020 8382 8018 or emailing jshah@stlukes-hospice. org.