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This year’s Spitfire flight dates – now on the website

Our Friends at Go Action Stations! have announced this year’s flying dates – and that means the Spitfire will be overflying the Memorial again this summer. For more details click here.

The Land Rovers return!

On a cold, wet and foggy Saturday morning last May, a group of classic Land Rovers visited the National Memorial to the Few at Capel-le-Ferne at the start of a charity run. While the weather was chilly, the welcome the … Continue reading

New book on the Few by Trust author

Geoff Simpson, one of our Trustees, has written a history of the Battle of Britain Fighter Association, the body of which only “the Few” may be full members. The book also details the wartime debate surrounding recognition of the Battle … Continue reading

Unique shower tray design raises £1000

A unique fund-raising idea dreamed up by a businessman with a passion for the Battle of Britain has already raised £1,000 for the Trust that runs the National Memorial to the Few at Capel-le-Ferne in Kent. Steve Rance, managing director … Continue reading

Exclusive – cover of iconic new publication revealed

The jacket of the new edition of Men of the Battle of Britain by Kenneth G Wynn will feature an iconic depiction of Battle of Britain pilots at a dispersal point with a Hurricane in the background. The inspiration for the jacket … Continue reading

Update on winter opening

As work progresses on completing The Wing and installing The Scramble Experience, the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust regrets that the current visitor centre in Hunting Lodge will not be open to the public on Wednesdays in January and February … Continue reading

Christmas closing at the Memorial

The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust is looking forward to an amazing 2015, with the opening of The Scramble Experience and the Geoffrey Page Centre in March and commemorations around the 75th anniversary in the summer. In the meantime the … Continue reading

Great news – £250,000 Treasury donation boosts Wing Appeal

The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement contained some fantastic news for the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust – a £250,000 donation towards the capital costs of The Wing. The Trust, which is set to open the stunning new visitor and education centre … Continue reading

Latest pictures from The Wing – November 2014

Progress on our fantastic new visitor and education centre has been swift – as the picture below shows. We are now looking forward to opening the site to the public early in the spring and are making good progress on … Continue reading

“Rivet counters start here!”

This website is designed for the average visitor to the National Memorial to the Few and tries not to get too technical or stray too far away from the site itself and the events that happen here. As a new … Continue reading