24 Mar 2017

Excitement builds for first of our spring talks

Don’t miss out on the first of our new series of talks being held in the fantastic surrounds of The Wing at the Battle of Brtiain Memorial, Capel-le-Ferne.

Sunday 26 March sees the much-anticipated visit of George Taylor, whose talk on popular music of the second world war will be accompanied by recorded examples.

The talk is entitled We’ll meet again, and more details are available by clicking on his name above.

The spring series includes talks on topics including wartime advances in eye surgery and the Dowding System, offering something for everyone – and a chance to visit The Scramble Experience or walk around the rest of the site during the afternoon.

All the presentations start at 2pm and numbers are strictly limited to 50 people. For booking and other details just follow this link.

As well as being open to the public, the talks are free for Hurricane level members of Friends of the Few and cheaper for Spitfire level Members. This is just one of many benefits of joining the Friends; click here to sign… Read more

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22 May 2017

Ashford teacher wins Trust-sponsored prize

Robert Gray was named Kent History Teacher of the Year in the annual awards run by the Kent Messenger newspaper group. The teacher, from Norton Knatchbull School in Ashford, received an extra prize to go alongside the handsome glass trophy and certificate – a framed print of the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne. Because […]… Read more

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14 May 2017

Sad loss of another of the Few

A member of ‘the Few’ who went on to win an OBE for his “gallant and distinguished services” during the Mau Mau emergency in Kenya has died at the age of 95. Wing Commander Dick Summers was born in Berveley, East Yorkshire, on October 18 1921 and educated at Ermysted’s Grammar School at Skipton. He […]… Read more

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9 May 2017

Talks end with a promise of more

Another successful series of talks at The Wing has seen growing audiences and a commitment to more presentations this coming autumn. Trustee Andy Simpson, who organised the wide-ranging series that ran from March through to the beginning of May, is already planning more events for this coming autumn. Once again, members of our Friends of […]… Read more

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8 May 2017

“Battle of Britain” loco nameplate presented to the Trust

The Wing is to become home to a unique piece of Battle of Britain-themed railway history after the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust was presented with the original nameplate and squadron badge from a classic steam locomotive. The Battle of Britain Locomotive Society presented the nameplate and badge from Battle of Britain class Pacific locomotive […]… Read more

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5 May 2017

Could you spare an hour or two for the Few?

If you live in the Folkestone or Dover area – or better still, in the wonderful village of Capel-le-Ferne itself – we’d love you to spare a few hours a week to join our amazing band of volunteers. The Battle of Britain Memorial is run by a Trust, a registered charity that exists to promote […]… Read more

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24 Apr 2017

Wing closure this Wednesday

The Trust is holding an evening event for invited guests this Wednesday (26 April) evening, which unfortunately means the closure of The Wing for the day. The Geoffrey Page Centre within The Wing was designed to be multi-use, and this week’s event is expected to raise a considerable sum for the Trust, which needs to […]… Read more

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18 Apr 2017

Unique film highlights the importance of the Dowding System

Discover how important our wartime command and control system was to the RAF’s success in the Battle of Britain at a special film screening this weekend. The Dowding System is the next of our Spring Talks Series, planned for this Sunday, 23 April, in The Wing at the Battle of Britain Memorial, Capel-le-Ferne. Places are […]… Read more

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3 Apr 2017

Could you support the Trust by leaving a legacy?

Looking after the Battle of Britain Memorial is a vital – but costly – task. While the new Wing building and The Scramble Experience has added to our ability to generate income, it has also increased our costs, which now run to an estimated £100,000 a year. To offset those costs we look to put […]… Read more

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29 Mar 2017

Looking ahead to Memorial Day

We are already getting excited about our most important event of the year – Memorial Day – and we want you to join us. The Trust recalls the heroes of the Battle of Britain each year by holding a commemorative parade and service on a Sunday close to the start of the Battle. This year […]… Read more

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