19 Dec 2016

Spring talks and presentations unveiled

The curtain may have only just fallen on the last of this autumn’s impressive talks at The Wing, but trustee Andy Simpson has already put together an equally exciting line up for next spring.

From the popular music of the second world war through to advances in eye surgery, the Dowding System and tales of life in a post-war prefab, the five talks and presentations will once again include something for everyone.

The autumn 2016 talks brought together a strong line up of speakers who provided interesting, informative and entertaining views on a variety of topics, and as The Trust’s reputation for such events continues to grow, early booking for next year will be essential. All the presentations start at 2pm and numbers are strictly limited to 50 people.

Here’s a run down of what’s on offer. More detail on each speaker is available by clicking the links.


The prefab kid – Gregory Holyoake

Gregory Holyoake’s presentation, based on his best selling book The Prefab Kid, is a lively, one hour talk with appropriate piano interruptions by Neil Wright.  It… Read more

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7 Nov 2016

Last chance to catch one of our autumn talks

Our successful series of autumn talks at The Wing comes to an end on Sunday 20 November when Commander Colin Tozer RN (rtd) introduces the most intriguingly titled talk to date. “A choppy passage in the Royal Navy – how I accidentally sank an enemy submarine” gives just a hint of what promises to be […]… Read more

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6 Nov 2016

Join us on Remembrance Day

A traditional Service of Remembrance will be held at the Battle of Britain Memorial at 11am this coming Friday, 11 November. The service will be held at the National Memorial to the Few, the central feature of the site at Capel-le-Ferne, and will be attended by a number of Standard Bearers. Members of the public […]… Read more

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26 Oct 2016

Book your place now for Sunday’s talk

Group Captain Patrick Tootal OBE DL – well known at the Battle of Britain Memorial – will be back at the site on Sunday (30 October) with a fascinating collection of anecdotes reflecting his long service in the RAF. Patrick,  honorary secretary of the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust, will be giving the third in […]… Read more

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22 Aug 2016

Vintage cars against an iconic backdrop

The atmospheric backdrop of the National Memorial to the Few makes it a popular setting for local groups, particularly car owners who love the chance to photograph their beloved machines in such an iconic location. These events also provide an added attraction for visitors, and the next planned visit will be no exception to that […]… Read more

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15 Aug 2016

Autumn talks at The Wing – all you need to know

The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust’s autumn series of talks has now been announced, with a strong line up of speakers set to provide an interesting and entertaining range of views on a variety of topics. The five talks in the autumn series cover a wide spectrum of military interests, going well beyond the Battle […]… Read more

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5 Jun 2016

Join us on Battle of Britain Day

Please join us for our traditional short service at the National Memorial to the Few when we commemorate Battle of Britain Day on 15 September. This is a short and simple occasion featuring a number of standard bearers and a simple Service of Remembrance attended by local people who are keen to pay their respects […]… Read more

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