27 Jun 2016

Join us on Sunday at our most important event of the year

Veterans of the Battle will stand proudly to attention once again this Sunday (3 July) as crowds gather to remember those who took part in one of the most important battles fought by this country in the 20th century.

Although the Few are, sadly, becoming fewer, we are hoping three former pilots will be well enough to join us at this year’s Memorial Day parade and service at Capel-le-Ferne.

The clifftop site always welcomes crowds of visitors on Memorial Day, all keen to pay their respects to the RAF heroes who stopped Nazi invasion plans in 1940 by defeating the Luftwaffe in the skies above this part of the world and further afield.

While this year marks the 76th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, it is also the 75th anniversary of the Air Training Corps, and we will be paying our own tribute to an organisation that regularly supports Trust events and will once again be parading, playing music and selling programmes.

While the veterans, all well into their nineties, will be the stars of the show, the guest of honour will… Read more

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24 May 2019

A new angle on the Memorial

When drone enthusiast Jon Peters visited the site earlier this year, he was so taken with the Memorial and its surroundings that he asked if he could return to take some footage and create a film. The results are simply stunning – check out his great video here… Read more

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22 May 2019

Rock and Rolls Royce at our D-Day event

Join us at our D-Day 75th Anniversary event on Sunday 9 June, when we will be welcoming some great musicians and some fabulous cars to a very special free event here at the site . The Memorial site at Capel-le-Ferne will be welcoming the singers of the Folkestone Rock Choir and the talented young musicians […]… Read more

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21 May 2019

Well-told tale of Battle of Britain squadron No 610

Book Review by Trustee Andy Simpson 610 County of Chester Auxiliary Air Force Squadron. 1936 – 1940 By David J Bailey Fonthill Media Ltd Published: 3 May 2019 @ £45   It’s not often that a work of historical interest arrives and instantly impresses the reader, but David Bailey’s book on the history of 610 […]… Read more

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16 May 2019

Return of the Rovers

For the sixth year in succession, the Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne has been chosen as the muster point for the annual charity run to the continent organised by Kent Land Rover enthusiasts. It means a great chance to see between 40 and 50 classic Land Rovers registered between 1948 and 1975, although fans of these splendid […]… Read more

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15 May 2019

Meet our September speaker – on video

One of our future guest speakers features in a video of a recent event held at the University of Worcester. Jim Nicolson, the nephew of James Nicolson, the only Fighter Command pilot to have been awarded the Victoria Cross, shared the platform at the event with Battle of Britain historian Dilip Sarkar MBE, a great […]… Read more

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13 May 2019

Helping older veterans

Ex-service men and women and their families are being invited to attend a free information and advice event the Trust is hosting at the Battle of Britain Memorial next week. The RBLI event takes place on Wed 22 May, when a range of service providers and organisations will be on hand to provide information and […]… Read more

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3 May 2019

History student Fyona helps at our “amazing site”

Second year university student Fyona Cunningham combined an interest in photography with her love of history when she spent a week’s placement at the Memorial helping to photograph and catalogue some of the Trust’s growing collection of logbooks, medals and Battle of Britain-related documents. Fyona, who lives in Ashford and is studying history at Canterbury […]… Read more

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1 May 2019

Your favourite soft toy is back!

Great news for anyone with a fondness for soft toys and an interest in the Battle of Britain – our best-selling pilot dogs are back! We’ve just taken delivery of a new batch of these cuddly canines, which come complete with helmet, goggles and a flying jacket with Battle of Britain Memorial Trust logo on […]… Read more

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30 Apr 2019

Tickets selling fast for next Wing event

Our next guest speaker will provide a unique, in-depth insight into the subject of The RAF and Memorials when she visits The Wing on Sunday 12 May. Wing Commander Sophy Gardner MBE RAF (rtd), a Trustee of the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust, will be sharing knowledge gained after she was given access to national […]… Read more

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