26 Mar 2018

Check out today’s ‘100 Days of the Few’ post

Our 100 Days of the Few feature is highlighting 100 members of the Few between now and Memorial Day, 1 July. We have selected a wide range of aircrew, from high-scoring officers to NCOs, those who came from overseas and those who flew in some of the less glamorous aircraft. In short it pays tribute to a representative sample of the fewer-than 3,000 men who flew in defence of this island and the free world.

Click here to see the latest entry and just scroll down the page to see all the entries so far… Read more

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22 May 2018

Photography masterclass at The Wing

The opening of The Wing, with its first floor café and balcony, opened up a view of the National Memorial to the Few that had previously only been enjoyed by pilots and passengers in passing aircraft. While the large propeller set around its central ‘boss’ – the Memorial itself – has always been an important […]… Read more

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22 May 2018

High flying visitors take to The Wing

One of the most high-profile names in the world of aviation was given a VIP tour of the Battle of Britain Memorial earlier this week. Dr Fred Telling, CEO of the world famous Reno Air Racing Association (RARA), and his wife Barbara were shown around the Memorial site by Trust Secretary Patrick Tootal, Trustee Andrew […]… Read more

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15 May 2018

Putting The Wing on the map

A bronze plaque marking The Wing’s place at the southerly end of a new coastal trail taking in outstanding architecture has been handed over by plaque designer and architect Charles Holland. The CHALKUP21 Art and Architecture Trail runs from The Wing to the Deal Pier Cafe, taking in other sights including Dover’s sea sports centre, […]… Read more

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4 May 2018

Fancy working for the Trust?

Here’s an opportunity to join the great team at the Battle of Britain Memorial by becoming one of our retail assistants. We’ve got full-time and part-time jobs available, offering you a great chance to support the work of the Trust while being paid for the privilege! We need people who can provide excellent customer service […]… Read more

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3 May 2018

RAF100 charity cyclists visit Memorial

A group of charity cyclists from RAF No 99 Squadron in Brize Norton visited the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne in Kent on the way to remember fallen colleagues at Landsmeer in the Netherlands on Dutch Remembrance Day (4 May). The squadron pays its respects every year to mark the crash of a Wellington […]… Read more

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2 May 2018

Paying respects despite the rain

Father and son cycling duo Joe and Oliver Burns battled some of the worst weather spring could throw at them to reach the Memorial and pay their respects to Flt Lt Owen V Burns, one of the Few, on Monday (30 April). Joe (Owen’s son) and grandson Oliver called in at the Memorial to pay […]… Read more

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30 Apr 2018

Unique opportunity to own a Vampire

A neighbour and great supporter of the Trust is looking for a new home for an old friend – a de Havilland Vampire T.11. John Button, who owns land next to the Trust’s clifftop home, is selling the aircraft because he no longer has the space in which to store it. The vintage aircraft, dismantled […]… Read more

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25 Apr 2018

Great film – great location

Right time, right place – that’s exactly the thinking behind the Trust’s decision to show Battle of Britain at the Battle of Britain Memorial on Battle of Britain Day. The Trust is working with Open Air Cinema to bring this classic film to the best possible outdoor setting – the top of the White Cliffs […]… Read more

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24 Apr 2018

Remembering past generations

The son and grandson of one of the Few will be visiting the Battle of Britain Memorial on Monday (30 April) to pay tribute to him and his fellow aircrew en route to their final desination in France, where they will honour an earlier generation of the family. What makes the trip more challenging is […]… Read more

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