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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. Owen, who was just a few months … 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

NEW ‘Wynn’ available in July

The eagerly awaited new edition of Men of the Battle of Britain by Kenneth G Wynn will be available in July. The new edition, the first for 16 years, marks many years of work by a team from the Battle of Britain … Continue reading

Join us on Memorial Day

Memorial Day at the National Memorial to the Few is always a special occasion – and the 75th anniversary year will certainly be no exception. Although this year’s display by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at 3pm will feature … Continue reading

Get stuck in! Make and Paint returns

Another day of free model making is on offer at the National Memorial to the Few at Capel-le-Ferne next weekend (Saturday 6 June). The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust is again working with Hornby to give youngsters the chance to … Continue reading

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