31 Oct 2018

Join us to mark battle’s end

A beacon of light will shine from the Capel-le-Ferne clifftop as the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust joins the parish council in marking the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War on 11 November.

The beacon will be part of a number of events organised to mark 100 years of remembrance as part of Battle’s over – a nation’s tribute.

At dusk on 3 August 1914, Britain’s Foreign Minister Sir Edward Grey was looking out of his office window and noted that gas lights were being lit along the Mall towards Buckingham Palace.

He remarked: “The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.”

The country was about to be plunged into the darkness of the First World War, and it would be four years before Britain and Europe would again experience the light of peace.

To mark the centenary of that event and commemorate the sacrifice of the many millions killed or dreadfully wounded, 1,000 Beacons of Light will be lit throughout the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK… Read more

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24 Oct 2018

Village’s air crash history to be revealed

Don’t miss our fascinating talk on how one Kent villlage has seen more than its fair share of air crashes. Lying as it does underneath the flightpath to London, Kent has witnessed many air crashes, but the tiny village of Smarden has seen more than most. Alex Ferris will tell the story this Sunday (28 […]… Read more

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9 Oct 2018

Don’t miss this season’s talks series

Dont’ miss this year’s fantastic season of Sunday afternoon talks by great aviation-themed speakers. The first of this year’s talks is by former Vulcan pilot Flt Lt Paddy Langdown, who flew these awesome machines from 1963 to 1976. Paddy’s talk, entitled The Last Flying Vulcan Bomber, takes place on 21 October at 2.30pm and will […]… Read more

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26 Sep 2018

Sunset greets tour diners

Guests on a high-end Battle of Britain-themed tour spent their last evening enjoying dinner in The Wing – and were treated to an amazing sunset. The Twynhams Tours Battle of Britain Tour, which included a flight alongside a Spitfire and visits to the RAF Club in Piccadilly, Bentley Priory, RAF Coningsby (the home of the […]… Read more

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21 Sep 2018

Car owners dig deep to support the Trust

Three members of the Ramsgate Old Motor and Motorcycle Club returned to the site a few weeks after their hugely successful car show to present site manager Jules Gomez with a £500 “thank you” for hosting the event. Steve Lutz, Peter Harvey and Alan West handed over the cheque, which represented money raised during the Bonnets […]… Read more

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17 Sep 2018

Marking Battle of Britain Day

Visitors paused to pay their respects alongside local people, Trustees, staff and volunteers as the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust held its annual Service of Commemoration to mark Battle of Britain Day on Saturday (15 September). Around a dozen standard bearers added colour to the short service to pay tribute to the bravery and sacrifice […]… Read more

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7 Sep 2018

Join us on Battle of Britain Day

A short Service of Commemoration will once again mark this year’s Battle of Britain Day, on Saturday 15 September, at 11 am. The Trust is hoping to be joined by a dozen or more Standard Bearers, who will add colour and dignity to this short but important commemoration, and a Spitfire flypast is planned if […]… Read more

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6 Sep 2018

Stars announced for glittering Royal Gala

An array of stars from the worlds of film, television and the stage have been announced as part of the star-studded line-up for Time Flies: A Celebration of 100 Years of the RAF, a Royal Gala in the presence of HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO raising money for The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust, […]… Read more

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16 Aug 2018

Classic site, classic cars

The Trust will once again be playing host to a collection of classic cars when members of Ramsgate Old Motor and Motorcycle Club make their annual pilgrimage to the Memorial on Sunday 2 Sept. Organiser Peter Harvey is expecting a Daimler coupe, 1953 Ford Anglia and a P5B Rover to be among the splendid old […]… Read more

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