14 Mar 2018

Support for charity rewarded

The Trust’s support for the KM Group’s charitable work with good causes and schools was rewarded at a recent ceremony.

Hon Secretary Patrick Tootal was presented with a KM Charity Partnership Award 2018 by the group’s Deputy CEO Rebecca Smith to mark our support in sponsoring the History Teacher of the Year Award 2017.

Representatives from 100 organisations, including local authorities, businesses, housing associations, and charities, attended the annual event, now in its third year.

Rebecca Smith and Patrick Tootal

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23 Feb 2018

“Above all, a great people person”

Air Chief Marshal Sir Peter Squire GCB, DFC, AFC, DL, FRAeS, a former vice-president of the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust, died at his home on Monday 19 February. He was 72. Sir Peter attended Memorial Day at Capel-le-Ferne in 2001 as Chief of the Air Staff and became the Trust’s first vice-president three years […]… Read more

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7 Feb 2018

Kids go free! in half-term week

Here’s a half-term treat for families – free entry to The Scramble Experience for accompanied children. With schools set to close for a week this Friday (9 Feb), the Trust is making it cheaper for families to visit The Scramble Experience as part of a fantastic day out during half term. The Memorial and the […]… Read more

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5 Feb 2018

This morning’s winter wonderland

Site manager Jules Gomez was quick to capture this superb shot of the Memorial in the snow this morning. While snow across the county in general has been patchy, the area around Hawkinge and Capel-le-Ferne caught a reasonable fall overnight, making the enigmatic Memorial even more stunning. And the good news for anyone wanting to […]… Read more

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2 Feb 2018

Radar picks up giant Spitfire over the south east

Another Spitfire has been spotted in the skies above the Memorial – but this one was only visible on radar screens. Pilot Andy McKee recreated the outline of the iconic fighter by carefully plotting a route around the south east of the country, a challenge made more difficult by the need to avoid the congested […]… Read more

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31 Jan 2018

Grandfather flew Hurricanes as one of the Few…

Searching for her grandfather’s name in the latest edition of Men of the Battle of Britain, published by Frontline in association with the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust, gave Wendy Mortimer the surprise of her life. Wendy and her relatives knew that Percival Alexander Mortimer had been killed serving in the RAF in the Second […]… Read more

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19 Jan 2018

Another great reason to become a Friend

A remarkable story of how the family of one of the Few came to discover he had served in the Battle of Britain is told in the latest issue of 1940, the annual publication for members of the Friends of the Few. The high quality booklet features unique stories about the men of the Battle […]… Read more

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18 Jan 2018

Spreading the word

We’re helping the RAF Memorial Flight Club attract new visitors – and raising awareness of all the great attractions here at The Wing at the same time. The flight club is offering a free family ticket in a draw available to members of the group – including anyone who joins before 1 February 2018. The […]… Read more

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17 Jan 2018

A quarter century of service

A wartime barrage balloon operator who became a long-standing volunteer at the Battle of Britain Memorial in later life has died aged 93. Daphne Stoker, who served in the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF), lived with her husband Ken – also a committed volunteer at the Memorial – in Whitfield, near Dover. She passed away […]… Read more

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