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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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 The message at the end of the film was now out of date – but the rest […]… Read more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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6 Nov 2016

Join us on Remembrance Day

A traditional Service of Remembrance will be held at the Battle of Britain Memorial at 11am this coming Friday, 11 November. The service will be held at the National Memorial to the Few, the central feature of the site at Capel-le-Ferne, and will be attended by a number of Standard Bearers. Members of the public […]… Read more

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31 Oct 2016

Jellicoe and Jutland – the inside story

The next in our autumn series of talks at The Wing is being presented by Richard Latham, a grandson of Admiral of the Fleet Earl Jellicoe, the Commander-in-Chief of The Grand Fleet at Jutland. Richard, the only descendant of Earl Jellicoe to serve in the Royal Navy, will be entertaining the audience this coming Sunday, […]… Read more

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31 Oct 2016

New president at the helm

Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Graydon, who has guided the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust through an exciting 17 years of growth and development, has stood down as President of the charity. Warm tributes to his support and dedication over the years were paid at October’s annual fund-raising dinner in the RAF Club, an event […]… Read more

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26 Oct 2016

Book your place now for Sunday’s talk

Group Captain Patrick Tootal OBE DL – well known at the Battle of Britain Memorial – will be back at the site on Sunday (30 October) with a fascinating collection of anecdotes reflecting his long service in the RAF. Patrick,  honorary secretary of the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust, will be giving the third in […]… Read more

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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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