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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

Meet Bob – our newest volunteer!

Say “hi!” to Bob, a new cartoon character helping to tell young visitors to the National Memorial to the Few about the importance of the Battle of Britain.               Bob – short, of course, … Continue reading

Jan Leeming to give first Wing talk in 2016

A talk on a French hero of the Battle of Britain by broadcaster Jan Leeming will launch a new series of lectures being organised in 2016 at the National Memorial to the Few. Trustee Andy Simpson has pulled together an … Continue reading

Stunning print is a fund-raiser

A unique print featuring no fewer than nine Spitfires and Hurricanes is now available from The Plane Picture Company. The good news for the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust is that photographer John Dibbs is donating half of the profits … Continue reading

Hat trick of awards for The Wing

Our tribute to the heroes of the Battle of Britain has now notched up a hat trick of award successes with news that The Wing has been named as one of the most excellent buildings in the country. The visitor … Continue reading