15 Oct 2017

We need YOU to help us win!

Great news – we’ve been selected as a finalist in the first ever Kent Tourism Awards – and you can help us win.

The Battle of Britain Memorial is one of 21 tourism businesses across the county that have been selected in seven categories, chosen from an initial 97 entries.

The awards have been introduced “to reward exceptional standards of customer service and outstanding visitor experiences within Kent’s tourism industry.

The Trust is delighted to have reached the last three in the Hidden Gem category, sponsored by Southeastern, and now needs the support of all our friends, visitors and supporters to help us win the award.

Judging is entirely down to you – the public – and is decided by a simple online vote. All you need to do is click here or go to Visit Kent’s Facebook page (@visitkent) and then vote for your choice in each category.

As a special incentive – and to help more people experience the best of Kent’s incredible tourism destinations for themselves – anyone who votes will automatically be entered in to a prize… Read more

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16 Oct 2017

Don’t miss our first autumn talk!

Our next series of talks kicks off this Sunday (22 October) when the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust’s historical consultant, Geoff Simpson, explores some of the lesser-known facets of the award of the Victoria Cross. Geoff will discuss the evolution of the decision-making process for awards, with examples from all three services. He will cover […]… Read more

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5 Oct 2017

Royal Netherlands Air Force visit

Members of the Royal Netherlands Air Force picked a gloriously sunny day to visit the Battle of Britain Memorial and lay a wreath at the National Memorial to the Few earlier this week. The 36 members of the Integrale Planning Cel/Air Operations Control Station Nieuw Milligen RNLAF were shown around the Memorial by site manager Jules Gomez.  […]… Read more

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2 Oct 2017

Ewan’s tribute to the men of the RAF

One of our youngest supporters has modelled a new memorial to the men of the RAF – and put his favourite Battle of Britain fighter at the heart of it. Seven year-old Ewan Simpson, who attends Hawkinge Primary School, came up with the idea of a commemorative arch from which a Spitfire could be suspended […]… Read more

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28 Sep 2017

Last chance to see…

Visitors planning to combine a visit to the Battle of Britain Memorial here at Capel-le-Ferne with a look around the amazing collection of artefacts housed at the Kent Battle of Britain Museum at nearby Hawkinge need to get their skates on. The museum, which boasts “the oldest-established and largest collection of Battle of Britain artefacts […]… Read more

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26 Sep 2017

Autumn talks line-up announced

Another exciting series of talks and presentations has been lined up by Trustee Andy Simpson for this autumn. The Geoffrey Page Centre in The Wing makes an ideal venue for interesting and informative talks, and these Sunday afternoon sessions are bound to be booked out quickly, with just 50 seats available for each talk. As […]… Read more

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18 Sep 2017

Don’t take our word for it!

We think everyone should visit the Memorial – but even we were impressed with the enthusiasm shown by a recent visitor from Indianapolis. RebeccaUofI posted the following comment on the social media site tripadvisor five days ago, beneath the heading EVERYONE should see this place!: “We were absolutely overwhelmed with the wonderful presentation/exhibit inside the […]… Read more

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18 Sep 2017

The nation pays tribute to the Few

Members of the Trust joined royalty, the Chief of the Air Staff, politicians, service personnel, civic leaders and four of the Few at the nation’s annual tribute to the men of the Royal Air Force yesterday (17 Sept). The annual Service of Thanksgiving and Rededication held each year at Westminster Abbey on Battle of Britain […]… Read more

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15 Sep 2017

Flypast makes commemoration special

An unplanned flypast from a solo Spitfire added to the occasion when the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust held its annual tribute to the men of the Battle of Britain on Friday. The Trust holds a Service of Commemoration on Battle of Britain Day every 15 September, regardless of what day of the week it […]… Read more

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