19 Jun 2017

Exclusive – Memorial postcards signed by one of ‘the Few’

The latest addition to our online shop is a collection of postcards of the National Memorial to the Few here at Capel-le-Ferne, signed by veterans of the Battle of Britain.

These fantastic collectors’ items are only available from the Trust and cost just £4.95 each (plus postage). You can even ask for the signature of your chosen airman – there are a number of well-known names to choose from.

This is a great opportunity to own a limited, exclusive reminder of the men who kept this country safe from invasion in 1940. Follow this link for more information.

There are lots of other exclusive items on offer in our shop – included discounted membership of the Friends of the FewRead more

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8 Jun 2017

The countdown begins

With Memorial Day just a month away, the team at the Battle of Britain Memorial is working hard to make sure this year’s event is another memorable affair. As voters head to the polls to take part in the UK general election today, 8 June, our thoughts are focused on those who preserved this country’s […]… Read more

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1 Jun 2017

Bust of Lord Dowding is latest addition to the Memorial

Our tribute to the one of this country’s most visionary leaders during the Battle of Britain was unveiled by His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent GCVO during a short ceremony at which he was joined by Trustees, staff and volunteers on Wednesday. Lord Dowding, who, as Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding, led RAF Fighter […]… Read more

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25 May 2017

VIP guests keep their feet on the ground

Staff and technicians from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight based at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire enjoyed a ground level viewing of a site their airborne colleagues see regularly from the air. The group was welcomed to the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne by site staff and Trustees, who showed the visitors around the […]… Read more

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25 May 2017

Adding morris to the mix

A group of visiting morris dancers will add a colourful extra attraction to the site this Saturday. Fiddlesticks performs a North West style of morris that originated in the mill towns of Lancashire, Cheshire and Yorkshire during the Industrial Revolution. They are sometimes knows as clog dancers because of their footwear. The group is touring […]… Read more

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22 May 2017

Ashford teacher wins Trust-sponsored prize

Robert Gray was named Kent History Teacher of the Year in the annual awards run by the Kent Messenger newspaper group. The teacher, from Norton Knatchbull School in Ashford, received an extra prize to go alongside the handsome glass trophy and certificate – a framed print of the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne. Because […]… Read more

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14 May 2017

Sad loss of another of the Few

A member of ‘the Few’ who went on to win an OBE for his “gallant and distinguished services” during the Mau Mau emergency in Kenya has died at the age of 95. Wing Commander Dick Summers was born in Berveley, East Yorkshire, on October 18 1921 and educated at Ermysted’s Grammar School at Skipton. He […]… Read more

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9 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 […]… Read more

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8 May 2017

“Battle of Britain” loco nameplate presented to the Trust

The Wing is to become home to a unique piece of Battle of Britain-themed railway history after the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust was presented with the original nameplate and squadron badge from a classic steam locomotive. The Battle of Britain Locomotive Society presented the nameplate and badge from Battle of Britain class Pacific locomotive […]… Read more

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