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Win a chance to fly with a Spitfire

Tickets are now available for our 75th anniversary grand draw, which will be made at the End of the Battle dinner at the RAF Club in October. First prize is no less than a chance to fly in a fixed … Continue reading

The new 1940 is here – but only for some

The 2015 edition of our unique 1940 magazine has arrived from the printer and will shortly be mailed to Friends of The Few. Contents include coverage of the opening of The Wing by Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His … Continue reading

Her Majesty The Queen opens The Wing

Six members of the Few were on hand as Her Majesty The Queen followed in the footsteps of her late mother by unveiling The Wing, the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust’s new visitor and education centre at Capel-le-Ferne.     … Continue reading

Her Majesty The Queen will open The Wing

Her Majesty The Queen is to open The Wing, the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust’s new visitor and education centre, on Thursday 26 March, it has been confirmed. The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, will … Continue reading

New video now online

Don’t miss the Trust’s latest video, which includes archive footage of Wing Commander Bob Foster beginning work on The Wing and aerial footage of the finished building. You can see the footage by following the link from this page.

The Wing – now open!

Opening hours for the site and The Scramble Experience are: 1 March to 31 May (now), 10am – 5pm (last entry to the Experience/cafe purchase 4.30pm); 1 June to 30 September, 10am – 6pm (last entry to the Experience/cafe purchase … Continue reading

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