09 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 the Few organisation will be entitled to free or reduced price admission to the events – and with numbers limited, early booking will again be advisable.

“I’m very pleased with the response we had to the talks and presentations this spring,” said Andy. “The talks covered a diverse range of topics – not just the Battle of Britain – and there was lots of very favourable feedback.

“Hurricane level members of the Friends get in for free, while Spitfire level members pay half price. It’s just one of the benefits of joining the Friends, and a very worthwhile one. About 60 per cent of those who attended this series of talks were Friends.”

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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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24 Mar 2017

Excitement builds for first of our spring talks

Don’t miss out on the first of our new series of talks being held in the fantastic surrounds of The Wing at the Battle of Brtiain Memorial, Capel-le-Ferne. Sunday 26 March sees the much-anticipated visit of George Taylor, whose talk on popular music of the second world war will be accompanied by recorded examples. The […]… 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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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. Wartime advances in eye surgery, the Dowding System and the popular music of the time are all covered in a series […]… 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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