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Join Friends of the Few and support the Trust

Join our Friends organisation to make a personal contribution to the National Memorial to the Few in memory of the aircrew who took to the skies to defend these shores in the summer and early autumn of 1940.

The Friends of the Few maintain the memory of those who fought in the Battle of Britain and the men and women who supported them.

The Trust is relaunching the Friends with new benefits and two membership categories to reflect the fact that we have supporters all over the world, as well as locally.

New members will pay a higher subscription rate for the full package (Hurricane) and there will be a slightly restricted level (Spitfire) available at lower cost, for supporters who cannot visit the site frequently.

IMPORTANT – Please  that note that current Friends will be automatically transferred to the full (Hurricane) level, with no increase to their subscription, and will remain at their current rate for at least the next five years. This reduced rate recognises the support that existing Friends have given to the Trust in the past.

Membership categories

Hurricane Membership offers a little more for people who are close enough to visit the Memorial on a more regular basis.

Members will benefit from:

  • a subscription to our annual magazine ‘1940’ which features articles on the Battle of Britain and profiles of the personnel involved
  • our regular eNewsletter (or a hard copy for those without email access) which focuses on news and events happening at the site
  • cheaper admission to the ‘Scramble Experience’ in The Wing
  • a 10% discount in the Cockpit cafe
  • a 10% discount in our shop and online (5% for signed items and other rare items in ‘Collector’s Corner’ including artwork and prints)
  • complimentary access to events of interest, held periodically at the Memorial site, with the opportunity of discounted entry price for guests. (NB Some events (eg Memorial Day) will not qualify for complimentary access. These events may be offered at a discount to members).

 

Hurricane Membership costs just £50 per year (£45 if paid by Standing Order). Membership for under-18s, senior citizens (over 65) and members of UK Armed Forces is £45 (£40 if paid by Standing Order). Don’t forget – existing members will automatically become Hurricane members at the current rate of £25 per year.


 

Spitfire Membership is offered for people who wish to support the Memorial but who are not local to the site. This level will be more suitable for people living outside the UK or for people who cannot visit regularly. You can still support the work that the Trust carries out and we will stay in touch with you periodically to tell you how your membership fee is being spent.

Members will benefit from:

  • a subscription to our annual magazine ‘1940’ which features articles on the Battle of Britain and profiles of the personnel involved
  • our regular eNewsletter (or a hard copy for those without email access) which focuses on news and events happening at the site
  • cheaper admission to the ‘Scramble Experience’ in The Wing
  • a 10% discount in our shop and online (5% for signed items and other rare items in ‘Collector’s Corner’ including artwork and prints
  • the opportunity to attend events of interest, held periodically at the Memorial, at discounted prices.

 

Spitfire Membership costs just £30 per year (£25 if paid by Standing Order). Membership for under-18s, senior citizens (over 65) and members of UK Armed Forces is £25 (£20 if paid by Standing Order).

For both subscription levels, new members will receive a complete set of the 1940 magazine. 1940 contains many, well-researched articles as well as news of the Memorial. It is a much sought-after publication which is only available by joining Friends of the Few.

Existing Friends who normally pay by cheque or standing order can check their current status by calling Kerry Hume on 01732 870809 or emailing k.hume2014@btinternet.com Kerry can also sign up new members while we arrange for a new form to be printed. The revised form will be available on this site as soon as possible.