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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

Site early closure – Saturday 11 JULY

PLEASE NOTE that in order that we can prepare for Memorial Day on Sunday, the site at Capel-le-Ferne will be closed at 4pm on Sat 11 July. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused – but do please come and … Continue reading

Operation Stack – know your enemy

The latest prediction is that Operation Stack, which turns much of Kent in to a lorry park, will be over by the weekend, but if it is still in force, getting to Capel-le-Ferne for Memorial Day could in itself resemble … Continue reading

Obituary – Flt Lt Owen Burns

The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust is sad to note the passing of Flight Lieutenant Owen Burns, a popular figure at many Trust events in recent years, invariably accompanied by his wife Deborah. Please see the link at the bottom … Continue reading

Early Wing closure – please note

On Friday 26 June The Wing and the site – including the car park – will close at 1700hrs to allow for a private evening function being held that day. This is an hour earlier than normal summer opening and … Continue reading

Wing wins major award

The team behind The Wing, the new visitor and education centre built to honour the heroes of the Battle of Britain, has picked up a major award for its unique design. The Spitfire-wing shaped building at the Capel-le-Ferne home of … Continue reading

Fly with a Spitfire event cancelled

Our friends at Action Stations! have unfortunately had to postpone this weekend’s flying event that would have brought the welcome sight of a Spitfire and a Hurricane to Capel-le-Ferne. Although the company behind the event has no formal connection to … Continue reading