The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust organises a number of events throughout the year, with the undoubted highlight being Memorial Day, the annual commemoration of the anniversary of the start of the battle.
Memorial Day is held on the Sunday closest to the first day of the Battle, 10 July. In 2013 it will take place on 14 July and will also mark the 20th anniversary of the unveiling of the Memorial.
The Trust also organises exclusive Battle of Britain-themed tours around Folkestone and Dover, the area that became known as Hellfire Corner following the fierce aerial combat that took place overhead during 1940 and later in the conflict.
The Trust’s regular tour guide is Geoff Simpson, a member of the RAF Historical Society and author of many texts on the Battle including A Dictionary of the Battle of Britain, published in association with the Trust.
Tours usually include the museum at Hawkinge, which has a remarkable collection of artefacts from the Battle, and Hawkinge New Cemetery, where British and German aircrew are buried.
Dates and costs for the 2013 tours will be announced early in the new year, with a reduced price available for Friends of the Few. Joining the Friends has many other benefits as well as the reduced tour cost – you can find out how to join here.
For further information – or to be one of the first to find out the dates of the 2013 tours, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The other regular event that brings crowds to the National Memorial to the Few is the visit of the Action Stations! Spitfire over the site. See Live Spitfire appearances at Capel-le-Ferne for details.