06 Oct 2016

Autumn talks series a success

After the success of the first series of talks organised at The Wing at the Battle of Britain Memorial this spring, Trustee Andy Simpson has lined up five more top speakers for the Trust’s autumn series.

Five great talks are planned on a wide range of topics – but there are only 50 tickets for each event. The talks cover subjects including life as a refugee in the Second World War and the legacy of Admiral of the Fleet Earl Jellicoe, the Commander-in-Chief of The Grand Fleet at Jutland.

For full details on what, where, who and how to book, click here.

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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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14 Mar 2017

High level visit by RAF Museum chief executive

Battle of Britain Memorial Trustees welcomed a very special visitor to Capel-le-Ferne when Maggie Appleton MBE, the chief executive of London’s RAF Museum, dropped in for a tour of the site. Maggie, who has 20 years’ experience in the heritage sector, will be responsible for the RAF Museum during a major transformation that will include […]… Read more

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13 Mar 2017

Coming soon to the skies over the Memorial

Representatives from the Battle of Memorial Trust joined VIPs at the unveiling of a new two-seater Spitfire that is expected to become a regular visitor to the skies above Capel-le-Ferne. Jules Gomez, who manages The Wing and the Battle of Britain Memorial site, was joined by staff member Paul Oram and long-standing volunteer Brenda Halls […]… Read more

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9 Mar 2017

A great way to celebrate a centenary

Next week would have marked the 100th birthday of the late Sir Christopher Foxley-Norris, the man whose name is so closely linked with the Memorial Wall that lists the names of all those who took part in the Battle of Britain. To mark the occasion, the Trust is encouraging supporters to contribute to the charity […]… 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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1 Mar 2017

Normandy veterans honoured in Wing ceremony

The impressive surroundings of The Wing at the Battle of Britain Memorial proved an appropriate backdrop for a ceremony in which seven veterans of the Normandy landings received France’s top military honour. While the visitor centre’s main role is to highlight the enormous sacrifices made by ‘the Few’, the  heroes of the Battle of Britain, […]… Read more

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22 Feb 2017

Car park improvements to get under way

With work about to start on providing much-needed new car parking spaces at the Battle of Britain Memorial, visitors and our neighbours have been warned that a number of trees are due to be cleared at the site. The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust has stressed that in the long term, landscaping at the site […]… Read more

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21 Feb 2017

How fiction might have become fact

A new TV series based on an alternative future has again highlighted the importance of the victory won by the heroes of the RAF in the Battle of Britain. The National Memorial to the Few here at Capel-le-Ferne pays tribute to the heroism and sacrifice of the men who won the most crucial battle fought […]… Read more

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14 Feb 2017

Hurricane pilot’s “last sortie”.

Battle of Britain Hurricane pilot, Group Captain Leonard Bartlett DSO, has died in Australia at the age of 100. Bartlett, known as “Red” or “Bart”, passed away early on the morning of Saturday 11 February while receiving respite care. He had been ill for some time. His son Chris told the Battle of Britain Memorial […]… Read more

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