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Younger generation keen to get involved

Visitors to the National Memorial to the Few on Memorial Day will be aware of how much support the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust receives from members of the Air Training Corps. Perhaps surprisingly, given that the events of the … Continue reading

Fighters over Capel-le-Ferne this weekend

Visitors to the National Memorial to the Few will be in with a great chance of seeing not just a Spitfire flying over the site but a Hurricane, too, when the last Action Stations! flying weekend of the season takes … Continue reading

Amazing new aerial shots of The Wing

The remarkable shots below were all taken by American pilot and Trust supporter Mike Hirsch, who took to the sky above the National Memorial to the Few in a Tiger Moth owned by the Tiger Club at Headcorn. Mike flies … Continue reading

Bowled over by your support

Kent may have won the match, but the real star of the 50-over Royal London One-Day Cup game against Sussex Sharks in August was just beyond the boundary. A replica Spitfire graced the outfield at the match at the St … Continue reading

Taking a break from guided tours

With 2015 set to be a very busy year with the opening of The Wing and commemorations to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust has decided it will not have the … Continue reading

Bowled over by fund-raising support

The Kent Spitfires county cricket team will have a very special ‘twelfth man’ just beyond the boundary at the St Lawrence Ground on Wednesday 13 August. The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust is benefiting from the game and will be … Continue reading

RIP Wing Commander Bob Foster DFC, AE

Trustees of the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust have been deeply saddened to learn of the passing, on July 30, aged 94, of Wing Commander Bob Foster, DFC, AE, a Life Vice-President of the Trust. Robert William Foster was a … Continue reading

First World War tribute in song

With the centenary of the start of the First World War fast approaching, two performers well known to the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust have recorded a fitting tribute to the men who took part. For the Fallen is based … Continue reading

Could you help at The Wing?

The dramatic new Wing building at the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust’s clifftop home at Capel-le-Ferne will play a vital role in educating young people about the events of 1940 when it opens in early 2015. The Wing, now being … Continue reading

Our leading lady collects her honour

Janet Tootal, wife of the Secretary to the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust, Group Captain Patrick Tootal, is pictured below with the British Empire Medal (BEM) she was awarded in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List. Janet, who was honoured … Continue reading