31 Dec 2018

Check our our new blog

With the new year about to arrive, the Trust has launched a new blog page on this website. The idea is to allow a range of people to contribute their thoughts on The Battle of Britain, the men who fought it and related topics. Check it out hereRead more

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2 Jan 2019

Dates for your diary

We’re planning another super series of Sunday afternoon talks to brighten up a number of otherwise dull February and March Sunday afternoons. Over the past couple of years we have earned a great reputation for inviting top quality guest speakers to the Geoffrey Page Centre, part of our dramatic, Spitfire-wing shaped visitor centre, every spring […]… Read more

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28 Dec 2018

Twenty-five years of service

Some of our most loyal supporters were thanked for 25 years of voluntary service to the Trust at our annual Christmas get together. The five stalwarts, including our immediate past president, Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Graydon GCB, CBE, were all at the site on Day One to watch Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth The […]… Read more

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7 Dec 2018

Another of the Few leaves us

A wireless operator and air gunner who fought in Blenheims during the Battle of Britain and went on to win the Distinguished Flying Cross has died. Flight Lieutenant William Robert Kent Hughes, pictured below while attending a Clarence House tea party in the presence of HRH Prince Charles, passed away on Monday (3 Dec). Flt […]… Read more

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6 Dec 2018

Former NATO Secretary General visits

A former Secretary General of NATO visited the Memorial this morning (Thurs 6 Dec) to explain its significance to Danish TV viewers for one episode of a six-part series. Anders Fogh Rasmussen, who is also a former Danish Prime Minister, was on the final leg of a journey through six European countries accompanied by Danish […]… Read more

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26 Nov 2018

Family donates pilot’s medals and logbooks

The daughters of a Battle of Britain pilot who went on to win the Distinguished Flying Cross for his photo-reconnaissance work visited Capel-le-Ferne on Monday (26 Nov) to donate his medals and logbooks to the Trust. Daphne Lewis and Hilary Joy were joined by Jemma Parton, granddaughter of the late Flt Lt Ron Smyth, who […]… Read more

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12 Nov 2018

Remembering the Fallen

The Trust joined the people of Capel-le-Ferne and beyond to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War with a series of events throughout the day on Sunday. The annual Service of Remembrance was attended by a large congregation, including 15 or so members of the Kent Advanced Motorcyclists Group who […]… Read more

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8 Nov 2018

Saying a fond farewell to Tom and Eileen

Friends, family, and the wider ‘family’ of the Royal Air Force gathered at St Clement Danes Church in London on Thursday (8 November) to bid farewell to Wing Commander Tom Neil, DFC*, AFC and his wife of 69 years, Eileen. Eileen, who was stationed at RAF Kenley as a plotter during the Battle of Britain […]… Read more

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31 Oct 2018

Join us to mark battle’s end

A beacon of light will shine from the Capel-le-Ferne clifftop as the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust joins the parish council in marking the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War on 11 November. The beacon will be part of a number of events organised to mark 100 years of remembrance as […]… Read more

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