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Fly with a Spitfire event cancelled

The Trust has been told that the Go Action Stations! event planned for the end of August will not now be happening, although Steve Burt and his team intend to run the Battle of Britain Event on 25, 26 and … Continue reading

Watch the cinema trailer for the Battle of Britain at 75 spectacular!

Here’s something you won’t want to miss – the trailer for the amazing Battle of Britain at 75 BBC special that is being streamed from Biggin Hill to cinemas all over the country. As well as promising to be a … Continue reading

New version of Wynn proves vital to the top brass

A new ‘Bible’ launched  by the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust this summer is helping with high-level decision making within the RAF. Men of the Battle of Britain by Kenneth G Wynn gives biographical details of the Allied airmen who … Continue reading

Howzat? Cricket day brings in nearly £3,000

Club President Lady Rose Kingsdown handed the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust a cheque for close to £2,000 when the Kent Spitfires took on Lancashire Lightning at the St Lawrence Ground on Saturday in the Royal London One-Day Cup competition. … Continue reading

Concert to raise funds for Trust

The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust is set to benefit from the generosity of others once again – and this time it’s a military-style windband that will be raising much-needed cash to help the charity. The Invicta Wind Orchestra, which … Continue reading

This weekend’s Spitfire event cancelled

Please note that Action Stations!, the company which flies passengers in a fixed wing aircraft alongside a legendary Mk Vb Spitfire, has had to cancel this weekend’s flights because of the traffic problems caused by Operation Stack. Although the Battle … Continue reading

A date for your diaries

Next year’s Memorial Day commemorations at the National Memorial to the Few will be held on Sunday 3 July. The event, which traditionally features a display by the RAF Central Band and a flypast by the Battle of Britain Memorial … Continue reading

Trust to benefit from major BBC event

The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust has been chosen as one of the charities to benefit from a major fund-raising event being staged by the BBC to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. The Battle Of Britain … Continue reading

Support from overseas on Memorial Day

Memorial Day on 12 July once again attracted great support from some of the nations whose brave men helped defend the country against the Luftwaffe. Both the Czech and Slovak Republics were represented, as this story on the Free Czechoslovak … Continue reading

Stack lifted – join us on Memorial Day

In case anyone is still worried about reaching Capel-le-Ferne today, the Trust cannot guarantee you a trouble-free journey, but Operation Stack has been LIFTED and there should be no problems on the M20. Please join us to commemorate the 75th … Continue reading