09 Oct 2018

Don’t miss this season’s talks series

Dont’ miss this year’s fantastic season of Sunday afternoon talks by great aviation-themed speakers.

The first of this year’s talks is by former Vulcan pilot Flt Lt Paddy Langdown, who flew these awesome machines from 1963 to 1976.

Paddy’s talk, entitled The Last Flying Vulcan Bomber, takes place on 21 October at 2.30pm and will focus on his experiences at the controls of Vulcan XH558.

The following week, on Sunday 28 October, Alex Ferris will give a talk entitled Air Crashes at Smarden since 1929, again at 2.30pm.

Lying as it does underneath the flightpath to London, Kent has witnessed its fair share of air crashes, and the tiny village of Smarden is no exception.

This talk will tell the story of four aircraft and their pilots, from an early crash in 1929, a second one a few years later in which a pilot was involved in two crashes in the same week, and a Spitfire and Messerschmitt crash in WW2.

For details of how to book, follow this link – and watch this space for more confirmed talks in due course.

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26 Sep 2018

Sunset greets tour diners

Guests on a high-end Battle of Britain-themed tour spent their last evening enjoying dinner in The Wing – and were treated to an amazing sunset. The Twynhams Tours Battle of Britain Tour, which included a flight alongside a Spitfire and visits to the RAF Club in Piccadilly, Bentley Priory, RAF Coningsby (the home of the […]… Read more

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21 Sep 2018

Car owners dig deep to support the Trust

Three members of the Ramsgate Old Motor and Motorcycle Club returned to the site a few weeks after their hugely successful car show to present site manager Jules Gomez with a £500 “thank you” for hosting the event. Steve Lutz, Peter Harvey and Alan West handed over the cheque, which represented money raised during the Bonnets […]… Read more

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17 Sep 2018

Marking Battle of Britain Day

Visitors paused to pay their respects alongside local people, Trustees, staff and volunteers as the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust held its annual Service of Commemoration to mark Battle of Britain Day on Saturday (15 September). Around a dozen standard bearers added colour to the short service to pay tribute to the bravery and sacrifice […]… Read more

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14 Sep 2018

Research means new headstone for one of the Few

The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust has welcomed the news that the Commonwealth War Graves Commission is to adjust its records and provide a new headstone for a Hurricane pilot who may have been the youngest to fly in the Battle. Detailed research by historian Geoff Simpson and genealogist Gladys Armstrong shows that Pilot Officer […]… Read more

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10 Sep 2018

Trustees help mark the centenary of the Polish Air Force

Two of our Trustees, Deborah Burns and Robin Green, were honoured to join other guests at a service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving to mark the Centenary of the formation of the Polish Air Force on Saturday (8 September). The service, organised by the Polish Airmen’s Association UK, was held at St Clement Danes in the […]… Read more

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7 Sep 2018

Join us on Battle of Britain Day

A short Service of Commemoration will once again mark this year’s Battle of Britain Day, on Saturday 15 September, at 11 am. The Trust is hoping to be joined by a dozen or more Standard Bearers, who will add colour and dignity to this short but important commemoration, and a Spitfire flypast is planned if […]… Read more

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6 Sep 2018

Stars announced for glittering Royal Gala

An array of stars from the worlds of film, television and the stage have been announced as part of the star-studded line-up for Time Flies: A Celebration of 100 Years of the RAF, a Royal Gala in the presence of HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO raising money for The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust, […]… Read more

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4 Sep 2018

Don’t miss out!

The Kent Battle of Britain Museum, just up the road from the Memorial at Hawkinge, houses a fantastic collection that provides a fascinating and in-depth look at the events of 1940. We are always keen to encourage visitors to the Memorial to add to their day out by visiting the museum as well, but, unlike […]… Read more

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