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Flypast planned for 5 March

Visitors to the National Memorial to the Few on Saturday 5 March will enjoy the added attraction of a Spitfire flying over the site, thanks to our friends at the Biggin Hill Heritage Hanger. The Spirit of Kent will be … Continue reading

Trust acts swiftly to defend “Wynn” copyright

An online company has acknowledged that the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust owns the rights to the wealth of historical data held in the recently revised Men of the Battle of Britain by Kenneth G Wynn. The unnamed company has … Continue reading

Out now (for Friends only!) – 1940 magazine

One of the most exciting things about becoming a member of the Friends of the Few is receiving the exclusive 1940 magazine compiled by the Trust’s historical consultant Geoff Simpson. The magazine is published every year, but is only available … Continue reading

Meet Bob – our newest volunteer!

Say “hi!” to Bob, a new cartoon character helping to tell young visitors to the National Memorial to the Few about the importance of the Battle of Britain.               Bob – short, of course, … Continue reading

Jan Leeming to give first Wing talk in 2016

A talk on a French hero of the Battle of Britain by broadcaster Jan Leeming will launch a new series of lectures being organised in 2016 at the National Memorial to the Few. Trustee Andy Simpson has pulled together an … Continue reading

Stunning print is a fund-raiser

A unique print featuring no fewer than nine Spitfires and Hurricanes is now available from The Plane Picture Company. The good news for the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust is that photographer John Dibbs is donating half of the profits … Continue reading

Hat trick of awards for The Wing

Our tribute to the heroes of the Battle of Britain has now notched up a hat trick of award successes with news that The Wing has been named as one of the most excellent buildings in the country. The visitor … Continue reading

Land Rover enthusiasts boost Trust funds

A giant cheque for more than £7500 was presented to the Trust by a group of Land Rover enthusiasts at the weekend. This year’s annual Charity Land Rover Run from Kent to Brugge began at the Trust’s home, the National … Continue reading

Join us on Remembrance Day

The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust will, as always, be marking Remembrance Day with a short Parade and Service at the National Memorial to the Few, Capel-le-Ferne. Standard bearers from ex-service organisations are expected to add colour to the ceremony, … Continue reading

Tribute to veteran prompts donation to Trust

A veteran who died when his Spitfire crashed in Hildenborough has been commemorated in a ceremony at the local pub, The Half Moon. Crowds watched as the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust’s Andy Simpson unveiled a plaque in memory of … Continue reading