06 Oct 2016

Autumn talks series a success

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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13 Jan 2017

Snow adds magic to The Memorial

The Battle of Britain Memorial is always a favourite spot for photographers, and the arrival of snow can transform the site into a magical place. This picture was taken at 9am on the morning after this winter’s first snowfall. The photographer has caught the scene beautifully.   … Read more

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21 Dec 2016

A vote of thanks to our staff and volunteers

The annual Christmas lunch for our amazing band of volunteers and staff was again well supported, with guests thanked by no less than two former Chiefs of the Air Staff. Both retiring president of the Trust Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Graydon and incoming president Sir Stephen Dalton paid tribute to the remarkable work that […]… Read more

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19 Dec 2016

Spring talks and presentations unveiled

The curtain may have only just fallen on the last of this autumn’s impressive talks at The Wing, but trustee Andy Simpson has already put together an equally exciting line up for next spring. From the popular music of the second world war through to advances in eye surgery, the Dowding System and tales of […]… Read more

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15 Dec 2016

The Wing wins the ultimate design award

Our iconic, multi-award wining Wing building has capped off 2016 with the ultimate accolade – not one, but two prestigious design awards. Already a winner several times over, the visitor centre at Capel-le-Ferne – designed for the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust by Folkestone architectural practice Godden Allen Lawn – came out on top in […]… Read more

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9 Dec 2016

Artist’s Battle of Britain painting to help Trust funds

An artist whose painting was inspired by a photograph he spotted on this website has offered to give the Trust 10% of the sale price of the work he produced. Scott McLachlan created a unique oil painting based on a 1940 picture of a group of RAF pilots racing towards their aircraft in response to […]… Read more

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5 Dec 2016

Backing Kent’s teachers

The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust has agreed to back the 2017 Kent Teacher of the Year awards, due to be launched officially in January. The Trust is sponsoring the Kent History Teacher of the Year category, which will raise awareness of our offer to schools while helping to support Kent’s great teachers. “With the […]… Read more

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1 Dec 2016

Moving archive footage given new lease of life

One of our trustees realised a while ago that we had some moving archive footage of the Battle of Britain that was no longer getting airplay simply because it had been used to raise funds for The Wing. The message at the end of the film was now out of date – but the rest […]… Read more

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21 Nov 2016

Can we follow that? We’ll certainly try…

With this autumn’s impressive series of talks at The Wing now at an end, Trustee Andy Simpson is already planning an equally exciting line up for spring 2017. This autumn’s five talks brought together a strong line up of speakers who provided interesting, informative and entertaining views on a variety of topics. “For the first […]… Read more

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7 Nov 2016

Last chance to catch one of our autumn talks

Our successful series of autumn talks at The Wing comes to an end on Sunday 20 November when Commander Colin Tozer RN (rtd) introduces the most intriguingly titled talk to date. “A choppy passage in the Royal Navy – how I accidentally sank an enemy submarine” gives just a hint of what promises to be […]… Read more

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