06 Oct 2016

Autumn talks series a success

After the success of the first series of talks organised at The Wing at the Battle of Britain Memorial this spring, Trustee Andy Simpson has lined up five more top speakers for the Trust’s autumn series.

Five great talks are planned on a wide range of topics – but there are only 50 tickets for each event. The talks cover subjects including life as a refugee in the Second World War and the legacy of Admiral of the Fleet Earl Jellicoe, the Commander-in-Chief of The Grand Fleet at Jutland.

For full details on what, where, who and how to book, click here.

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21 Feb 2017

How fiction might have become fact

A new TV series based on an alternative future has again highlighted the importance of the victory won by the heroes of the RAF in the Battle of Britain. The National Memorial to the Few here at Capel-le-Ferne pays tribute to the heroism and sacrifice of the men who won the most crucial battle fought […]… Read more

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14 Feb 2017

Hurricane pilot’s “last sortie”.

Battle of Britain Hurricane pilot, Group Captain Leonard Bartlett DSO, has died in Australia at the age of 100. Bartlett, known as “Red” or “Bart”, passed away early on the morning of Saturday 11 February while receiving respite care. He had been ill for some time. His son Chris told the Battle of Britain Memorial […]… Read more

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7 Feb 2017

Free show tickets from Trust supporter Aero Legends

We’ve teamed up with one of the country’s leading airborne experience providers in an exciting partnership that will help raise funds for the Trust. Headcorn-based Aero Legends has agreed to support the Trust by paying us commission whenever one of our customers books a flight with the company. Aero Legends will also offer free entry […]… Read more

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3 Feb 2017

Last New Zealander pilot dies

Flight Lieutenant Bernard Brown, the last New Zealander to fly in the Battle of Britain, has died at the age of 99. Bernard Brown was born at Stratford, New Zealand on 6 December 1917 and worked for the Post Office before applying for a short-service commission in February 1938. He was accepted and left for […]… Read more

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25 Jan 2017

Visit The Scramble Experience for free!

Here’s some great news for anyone who has yet to visit our fantastic Scramble Experience and is finding cash a bit tight after the festive season. After a successful trial in 2016, the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust is again taking part in the Kent Big Weekend, which this year offers local people a free […]… Read more

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23 Jan 2017

Fund-raising run helps the cause

Trust supporter Steve Penford has raised more than £400 for the charity by completing the ten miles of the Great South Run in Portsmouth. Steve, whose efforts were supported by a Mydonate fundraising page linked to this site, has a personal connection with the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne. The Christopher Foxley-Norris Memorial Wall […]… Read more

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20 Jan 2017

Check out this amazing drone footage

Local supporter Freddie Lee Thompson popped over to the site with his new ‘toy’ yesterday – and produced some fantastic quadcopter footage of the Memorial site and The Wing. Although it was a fine bright day, conditions at Capel-le-Ferne are rarely perfect and Freddie had to cope with more wind than he would have liked, […]… Read more

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13 Jan 2017

Snow adds magic to The Memorial

The Battle of Britain Memorial is always a favourite spot for photographers, and the arrival of snow can transform the site into a magical place. This picture was taken at 9am on the morning after this winter’s first snowfall. The photographer has caught the scene beautifully.   … Read more

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21 Dec 2016

A vote of thanks to our staff and volunteers

The annual Christmas lunch for our amazing band of volunteers and staff was again well supported, with guests thanked by no less than two former Chiefs of the Air Staff. Both retiring president of the Trust Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Graydon and incoming president Sir Stephen Dalton paid tribute to the remarkable work that […]… Read more

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