14 Nov 2017

Gala Dinner tribute now on YouTube

This year’s End of the Battle Gala Dinner in the RAF Club featured a unique tribute to the Few by soprano Janet Tootal, who is also the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust’s Events Organiser.

As well as doing much of the organisation for the dinner itself, Janet delivered a superb rendition of Rest in Peace, which she sang to a backdrop of 1940 film footage of the Battle of Britain put together especially for the occasion.

Janet’s tribute can be seen by clicking here.

 

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7 Dec 2017

Bentley Priory plotter is our special guest

The Trust welcomed an important guest and remarkable woman this week (6 Dec) when Gladys Eva visited the Battle of Britain Memorial with her family. Gladys, one of the amazing team of young women who worked in the bunker at RAF Bentley Priory just before the Battle of Britain, celebrated her 97th birthday with a […]… Read more

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29 Nov 2017

Just the tonic this Christmas

Our exclusive range of Battle of Britain-themed gifts now includes a little something to help get the party started this Christmas. Spitfire Heritage gin, made by multi award-winning Master Distiller John Walters, combines a blend of botanicals including almonds, rosemary, blood orange and star anise in an aromatic 1930s style retro gin. The shop at […]… Read more

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28 Nov 2017

Christmas closing

The car park and The Wing at the Battle of Britain Memorial will be closed for Christmas from Monday 18 December 2017 to Monday 1 January 2018 inclusive. That means your last chance to visit The Scramble Experience, the Cockpit Cafe and our fabulous shop is Sunday 17 December, when we will be closing as […]… Read more

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28 Nov 2017

Winners – thanks to you!

Great news – the Memorial has been named as one of the top tourism destinations in Kent. The site won the Hidden Gem category in the first ever Visit Kent Tourism Awards, with Trustee Barry Duffield receiving the award at a ceremony in the Grand Salon of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. The winners were […]… Read more

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27 Nov 2017

Fifties finale to talks season

Visitors to The Wing on Sunday were treated to a musical interpretation of the 1950s at the last of our autumn talks organised by Trustee Andy Simpson. The spring and autumn talks are designed as an extra benefit for members of our Friends of the Few organisation but have also been enjoyed by members of […]… Read more

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21 Nov 2017

Seb’s stunning Capel images

We know the Memorial is a great place for taking pictures, but when a real enthusiast spends five or six hours getting just the right shot, the results can be particularly impressive. Sebastian Bakaj, who describes himself as “a passionate photographer”, specialises in long exposures and night photography and asked if he could spend some […]… Read more

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17 Nov 2017

Farewell to “Attagirl” Joy

One of the last of the “Spitfire Girls” who delivered aircraft to squadrons across the country during the Second World War has died at the age of 94. A regular visitor to Capel-le-Ferne on Memorial Day and a staunch supporter of the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust, Joy Lofthouse learned to fly before she could […]… Read more

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13 Nov 2017

Architecture inspires art

The Trust was proud to host the first of a series of drawing workshops being organised as part of the ChalkUp21 cultural tourism project launched by Dover Arts Development Ltd The Wing proved an ideal base for 21 artists who explored the site and studied our replica aircraft to see how the design of the […]… Read more

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