The National Memorial to the Few is a peaceful space, offering quiet reflection, clifftop walks and views across the Channel to France. The central statue of a lone pilot is complemented by the Christopher Foxley-Norris Memorial Wall, a replica Spitfire and Hurricane, a bust of Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park and other items of interest.
The site is open throughout the year and is accessible on foot at any time.
The Wing, which includes the car park, The Scramble Experience and The Geoffrey Page Centre as well as the shop, Cockpit café and toilets, is open from 10 am daily. Closing times vary as follows:
1 March to 31 May, 10am – 5pm (last entry to the Experience/cafe purchase 4.30pm);
1 June to 30 September, 10am – 6pm (last entry to the Experience/cafe purchase 5.30pm);
1 October to 28 February, 10am – 4pm (last entry to the Experience/cafe purchase 3.30pm)
The site can also be opened on request for school visits or on other occasions. It is free to visit. Schools can take advantage of the Geoffrey Page Centre, which is a purpose-built education area. Worksheets for Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 are available.
The Wing building is home to the exciting Scramble Experience, the Geoffrey Page Centre, which is a dedicated education sense, a new retail area and the Cockpit Cafe, which has an unbeatable view of the Channel and (on a clear day) the coast of France.
The building has ladies, gents and disabled toilets and a lift to the first floor café, which sells hot drinks, soft drinks, ice creams, snacks, sandwiches and confectionery. The shop stocks a wide range of souvenirs and Battle of Britain-themed gifts, including many unique collectors’ items signed by the Few.
Special events are held throughout the year and the Fly with a Spitfire experience operates close to Capel-le-Ferne, providing superb views of a Spitfire over the Memorial on a number of occasions. Check the news section of this site or visit our Facebook page to keep up to date.
For more information telephone the site on 01303 249292.
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