06 Oct 2016

Autumn talks series launched

After the success of the first series of talks organised at The Wing at the Battle of Britain Memorial this spring, Trustee Andy Simpson has lined up five more top speakers for the Trust’s autumn series.

Five great talks are planned on a wide range of topics – but there are only 50 tickets for each event. The talks cover subjects including life as a refugee in the Second World War and the legacy of Admiral of the Fleet Earl Jellicoe, the Commander-in-Chief of The Grand Fleet at Jutland.

For full details on what, where, who and how to book, click here.

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4 Oct 2016

Fingers crossed! The Wing makes it to another shortlist

Our award-winning Wing building is in the running for yet another top prize following the announcement of the shortlist for the 2016 Kent Design and Development Awards. The Wing at Capel-le-Ferne, which houses The Scramble Experience as well as a shop, café and learning centre, has been listed in three separate award categories. The Spitfire […]… Read more

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3 Oct 2016

A unique chance to sample The Scramble Experience

Here’s a unique opportunity to see inside our interactive Scramble Experience and check out the unique video at the heart of this exciting visitor centre. The specially commissioned video brings to life the Battle of Britain and was commissioned just for the Trust. It’s so powerful that it brought a lump to the throat of […]… Read more

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30 Sep 2016

Help runner Steve support the Trust in memory of his grandfather

Battle of Britain Memorial Trust supporter Steve Penford is going to great lengths to help the cause. Steve is tackling the annual Great South Run in Portsmouth on 23 October, tackling the ten-mile course to raise money for the Trust. Steve has a personal link with the site at Capel-le-Ferne, as the Christopher Foxley-Norris Memorial […]… Read more

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29 Sep 2016

Battle of Britain ‘Bible’ presented to Westminster Abbey

The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust has presented a copy of the latest edition of Men of the Battle of Britain to the Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr John Hall. The Trust took the opportunity during a weekend of commemorations marking the 76th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, to hand over a […]… Read more

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29 Sep 2016

Members of the Few remember their colleagues, 76 years on

Three members of the Few again took part in the annual commemorations to mark the anniversary of the Battle of Britain, when they and their colleagues defended these shores from the threat of a Nazi invasion. Wing Commander Paul Farnes DFM and Flying Officer Ken Wilkinson AE led a short commemoration at the Battle of […]… Read more

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26 Aug 2016

Pilot’s medals brought home – all the way from Australia

The wartime medals of a Battle of Britain pilot have found a new home at the Battle of Britain Memorial, thanks to the generosity of an Australian couple who flew them half way around the world. Flight Lieutenant Charles “Tich” Palliser, one of ‘the Few’, died in 2011 after spending the last decades of his […]… Read more

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22 Aug 2016

Vintage cars against an iconic backdrop

The atmospheric backdrop of the National Memorial to the Few makes it a popular setting for local groups, particularly car owners who love the chance to photograph their beloved machines in such an iconic location. These events also provide an added attraction for visitors, and the next planned visit will be no exception to that […]… Read more

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15 Aug 2016

ATC relay visits Capel-le-Ferne

Local Air Cadets were able to reflect on their heritage when they visited the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne on Monday (Aug 14). The site, which includes the National Memorial to the Few, was one of the stops on the route of the Air Cadet Torch Relay as it passed through Kent during its […]… Read more

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