16 Oct 2017

Don’t miss our first autumn talk!

Our next series of talks kicks off this Sunday (22 October) when the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust’s historical consultant, Geoff Simpson, explores some of the lesser-known facets of the award of the Victoria Cross.

Geoff will discuss the evolution of the decision-making process for awards, with examples from all three services. He will cover areas such as awards to civilians, posthumous crosses, recommendations by enemy officers, Royal interventions and bars to VCs.

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26 Sep 2017

Autumn talks line-up announced

Another exciting series of talks and presentations has been lined up by Trustee Andy Simpson for this autumn. The Geoffrey Page Centre in The Wing makes an ideal venue for interesting and informative talks, and these Sunday afternoon sessions are bound to be booked out quickly, with just 50 seats available for each talk. As […]… Read more

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31 Aug 2017

Classic car show to raise funds for the Trust

Around 80 classic cars, a “Green Goddess” fire engine and a 1960s car transporter are among the attractions due to appear at the Bonnets and Wings* Classic Car Show planned for the site on Sunday 10 September. Local car enthusiasts will be making the most of the stunning backdrop offered by the National Memorial to […]… Read more

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25 Aug 2017

Join us to remember the Few on Battle of Britain Day

The men Churchill christened “the Few” will be honoured once more with a service of commemoration here at the Battle of Britain Memorial on 15 September. The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust holds the service on Battle of Britain Day each year, regardless of the day of the week on which it falls. “The Trust […]… Read more

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25 May 2017

Adding morris to the mix

A group of visiting morris dancers will add a colourful extra attraction to the site this Saturday. Fiddlesticks performs a North West style of morris that originated in the mill towns of Lancashire, Cheshire and Yorkshire during the Industrial Revolution. They are sometimes knows as clog dancers because of their footwear. The group is touring […]… Read more

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9 May 2017

Talks end with a promise of more

Another successful series of talks at The Wing has seen growing audiences and a commitment to more presentations this coming autumn. Trustee Andy Simpson, who organised the wide-ranging series that ran from March through to the beginning of May, is already planning more events for this coming autumn. Once again, members of our Friends of […]… Read more

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18 Apr 2017

Unique film highlights the importance of the Dowding System

Discover how important our wartime command and control system was to the RAF’s success in the Battle of Britain at a special film screening this weekend. The Dowding System is the next of our Spring Talks Series, planned for this Sunday, 23 April, in The Wing at the Battle of Britain Memorial, Capel-le-Ferne. Places are […]… Read more

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29 Mar 2017

Looking ahead to Memorial Day

We are already getting excited about our most important event of the year – Memorial Day – and we want you to join us. The Trust recalls the heroes of the Battle of Britain each year by holding a commemorative parade and service on a Sunday close to the start of the Battle. This year […]… Read more

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8 Mar 2017

Don’t miss Memorial Day – the highlight of our year

Planning is well underway for this July’s annual Memorial Day parade and service, the highlight of every year for the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust. While the increasing frailty of the remaining veterans – the men Churchill immortalised as “the Few” – increasingly limits the number who are able to attend, they remain the focal […]… Read more

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