21 Jul 2016

Battle of Britain to feature in Canterbury Cricket Week

Supporters of the Kent Spitfires will be reminded of the legendary aircraft behind the team’s name when the county’s cricketers take on Gloucestershire on Sunday 31 July.

The Royal London One-Day Cup 50-over game, which also marks the start of Canterbury Cricket Week, will be dedicated to the heroes of the Battle of Britain and feature a number of added attractions.

This will be the fourth time Kent County Cricket Club and brewers Shepherd Neame have dedicated one of the side’s games to the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust.

While the Trust hosts supporters to a lunch in the boardroom at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, volunteers at the ground will be manning a small shop and talking about the Trust’s aims, as well as collecting donations from spectators.

Historical consultant Geoff Simpson will also be invited to talk to the crowd briefly during the tea interval and explaining how important the Battle of Britain was to the survival of this country when it took place in 1940.

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19 Jul 2016

Scramble package wins broadcasting award for Jo

BBC Radio Kent journalist Jo Burn has been named Kent`s Feature Journalist of the Year for creating a trio of evocative pieces, including one set in 1940. Jo, a regular and popular… Read more

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7 Jul 2016

Stunning sunrise picture at Capel-le-Ferne

Memorial Day at Capel-le-Ferne is always a special day, and the… Read more

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27 Jun 2016

Join us on Sunday at our most important event of the year

Veterans of the Battle will stand proudly to attention once again this Sunday (3 July) as crowds gather… Read more

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8 Jun 2016

Farewell to another of the Few

Another of the few remaining Battle of Britain heroes, Flt Lt Keith Lawrence, passed away just before midnight on Thursday 2 June. He was 96. Flt Lt Lawrence was a great supporter… Read more

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25 May 2016

High flyers make ground level visit

VIP guests with a special interest in the National Memorial to… Read more

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15 May 2016

Our most impressive award to date

Another award for The Wing – and this time it’s the big one! Our visitor centre at Capel-le-Ferne, designed for us by Kent architects Godden Allen Lawn, has won the tourism… Read more

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12 May 2016

Looking forward to Memorial Day

Our most important event of the year is Memorial Day, when we hold a commemorative parade and service to mark the enormous sacrifices made by the Few. This year’s event… Read more

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12 May 2016

Another award for high flying site

As staff and volunteers gear up for what looks set to be another busy summer at the Battle of Britain Memorial, the Trust is celebrating another major award. The site at Capel-le-Ferne,… Read more

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