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High flyers make ground level visit

VIP guests with a special interest in the National Memorial to the Few were given a special tour when they visited earlier this month. The informal visit by both aircrew and groundcrew from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight gave … Continue reading

Our most impressive award to date

Another award for The Wing – and this time it’s the big one! Our visitor centre at Capel-le-Ferne, designed for us by Kent architects Godden Allen Lawn, has won the tourism and leisure category in the prestigious RICS South East … Continue reading

Looking forward to Memorial Day

Our most important event of the year is Memorial Day, when we hold a commemorative parade and service to mark the enormous sacrifices made by the Few. This year’s event takes place on Sunday, 3 July, when we are again … Continue reading

Another award for high flying site

As staff and volunteers gear up for what looks set to be another busy summer at the Battle of Britain Memorial, the Trust is celebrating another major award. The site at Capel-le-Ferne, high on the white cliffs just outside Folkestone, … Continue reading

Sad loss of another one of ‘the Few’

Always a popular figure at Trust events, Squadron Leader Tony Pickering, a veteran of the Battle of Britain, has died at the age of 95. Sqn Ldr Pickering, who was presented to Her Majesty the Queen at the opening of … Continue reading

Don’t miss this unique opportunity

Tickets are in short supply for the second of a series of talks being held in the new Wing building at the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne. Top historian and management guru Stephen Bungay will be outlining the dramatically … Continue reading

Wing Closure Thursday 25 Feb

The Wing, including The Scramble Experience, will be closed on Thursday 25 February to allow the Trust to prepare for a fund-raising dinner in the new building. This is an important event, as the aim is to raise money to … Continue reading

Flypast planned for 5 March

Visitors to the National Memorial to the Few on Saturday 5 March will enjoy the added attraction of a Spitfire flying over the site, thanks to our friends at the Biggin Hill Heritage Hanger. The Spirit of Kent will be … Continue reading

Trust acts swiftly to defend “Wynn” copyright

An online company has acknowledged that the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust owns the rights to the wealth of historical data held in the recently revised Men of the Battle of Britain by Kenneth G Wynn. The unnamed company has … Continue reading

Out now (for Friends only!) – 1940 magazine

One of the most exciting things about becoming a member of the Friends of the Few is receiving the exclusive 1940 magazine compiled by the Trust’s historical consultant Geoff Simpson. The magazine is published every year, but is only available … Continue reading