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Your chance to own exclusive signed memorabilia

This year’s End of the Battle Gala Dinner, organised by the Trust on 15 October to raise funds for the charity, will again feature a range of superb auction prizes. As well as the main auction, which features a flight … Continue reading

Christmas closing

The Scramble Experience, car and coach park and Cockpit Cafe will close at 4pm on Sunday 20 December 2015 and re-open at 10am on Tuesday 5 January 2015. As always, pedestrian access to the site, including the Memorial and the … Continue reading

Don’t miss out on this fantastic auction

Radio controlled aircraft specialist Hobbyking is set to release a brand new model with impressive Battle of Britain credentials. The new Durafly Mk1a Spitfire is modelled on the aircraft flown by Wing Commander Bob Doe, an Ace whose 14 ½ … Continue reading

Limited edition Battle of Britain watch available soon.

The Trust is thrilled to be benefiting from the proceeds of a limited edition Half Hunter pocket watch that features a MkV Spitfire and the RAF crest in its design. The company behind the watch, Deacon & Son (Swindon) Ltd, … Continue reading

Special day will be remembered

As always the Trust will be remembering the Few on Battle of Britain Day, 15 September, with a short service of commemoration. The Trust always marks the day itself (not the Sunday closest) with a short service at 11am. While … Continue reading

Gala evening donation to the Trust

While Lincolnshire is more often associated with Bomber Command, the county also saw fighter action during the Battle of Britain. That link with the events of 1940 has been recognised by the marketing body Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire, which is to donate £3,600 … Continue reading

Fly with a Spitfire event cancelled

The Trust has been told that the Go Action Stations! event planned for the end of August will not now be happening, although Steve Burt and his team intend to run the Battle of Britain Event on 25, 26 and … Continue reading

Watch the cinema trailer for the Battle of Britain at 75 spectacular!

Here’s something you won’t want to miss – the trailer for the amazing Battle of Britain at 75 BBC special that is being streamed from Biggin Hill to cinemas all over the country. As well as promising to be a … Continue reading

New version of Wynn proves vital to the top brass

A new ‘Bible’ launched  by the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust this summer is helping with high-level decision making within the RAF. Men of the Battle of Britain by Kenneth G Wynn gives biographical details of the Allied airmen who … Continue reading

Howzat? Cricket day brings in nearly £3,000

Club President Lady Rose Kingsdown handed the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust a cheque for close to £2,000 when the Kent Spitfires took on Lancashire Lightning at the St Lawrence Ground on Saturday in the Royal London One-Day Cup competition. … Continue reading