18 Aug 2018

Royal Air Force Chinook Display Flight ‘drops in’ on the Memorial



Visitors to the Battle of Britain Memorial were slightly surprised, on Friday 17th August when an RAF Chinook HC Mk6A helicopter from the Chinook Display Flight based at RAF Odiham appeared at the Memorial. The visit had been arranged in conjunction with the RAF 100 celebrations to take photographs of the aircraft at the Memorial. The Chinook was captained by Flight Lieutenant Stu Kinaston with Flight Lieutenant Matt Smyth as co-pilot and Sergeant Gav Anderson as Loadmaster.

Another member of the Display Flight, Flight Lieutenant Andy Donovan was on the ground at the Capel Site together with RAF photographers.

Needless to say many photographs were taken during the 25 minute visit and some are attached here to give a flavour of the spectacle that the visitors enjoyed.

Our thanks go to the Chinook Display Flight which is drawn from 27 Squadron at RAF Odiham.


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16 Aug 2018

Classic site, classic cars

The Trust will once again be playing host to a collection of classic cars when members of Ramsgate Old Motor and Motorcycle Club make their annual pilgrimage to the Memorial on Sunday 2 Sept. Organiser Peter Harvey is expecting a Daimler coupe, 1953 Ford Anglia and a P5B Rover to be among the splendid old […]… Read more

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14 Aug 2018

Join us to mark battle’s end

A beacon of light will shine from the Capel-le-Ferne clifftop as the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust joins the parish council in marking the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War on 11 November. The beacon will be part of a number of events organised to mark 100 years of remembrance as […]… Read more

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13 Aug 2018

Farewell Flypast for First Light author Geoffrey

Members of the Trust were among the few invited guests as family and close friends paid their final farewell to Squadron Leader Geoff Wellum DFC in the parish church in his beloved village of Mullion, Cornwall. Sqn Ldr Wellum, a much-loved supporter of the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust, served with No 92 Squadron during […]… Read more

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10 Aug 2018

Use Amazon Smile to make us smile!

We are taking advantage of another great way to help the Trust raise money – at no cost to our supporters. The Trust has signed up to Amazon Smile, a new scheme that allows supporters to raise money for their chosen charity every time they shop online. Supporters simply visit Amazon via smile.amazon.co.uk instead of […]… Read more

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8 Aug 2018

Join us to remember three of the Few

A short Act of Remembrance will take place at the National Memorial to the Few this Friday (10th Aug) at 11am to commemorate the lives of three recently departed members of the Few. The Trust has been saddened by the recent deaths of Wing Cdr Tom Neil DFC*, AFC, who flew Hurricanes with No 249 […]… Read more

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7 Aug 2018

Death of another of the Few

One of the oldest of the surviving Battle of Britain veterans has died at the age of 101. Flt Lt Ronald Mackay was born on 26 June 1917 and flew Spitfires with No 234 Squadron during the Battle in 1940. Flt Lt Mackay was in the Auxiliary Air Force before the war and was called […]… Read more

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26 Jul 2018

Spitfire Girl Mary Wilkins Ellis dies

One of the most well known of the amazing women who risked their lives to fly aircraft around the country during World War 2 has died at her home in the Isle of Wight, aged 101. Mary Ellis, then Mary Wilkins, joined the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) in 1941 after hearing an advertisement for women […]… Read more

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25 Jul 2018


The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust is disappointed to have to announce that the outdoor film screenings scheduled for 14th and 15th September have been cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control. We have been told by The Open Air Cinema that all their events scheduled for Dover after 1st August have been cancelled. We […]… Read more

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