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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1 Apr 2021

Re-opening plans confirmed

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement that the country can begin a careful move back towards normality, the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust is delighted to announce that if the roadmap stays as it is currently, we will be opening the Wing and car park from Wednesday 19 May. Initially the building will only be open […]… Read more

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25 Mar 2021

Fascinating talk explores spoils of war

As institutions around the world struggle with the question of whether or not to ‘repatriate’ treasures obtained from other countries during times of conflict, author Christopher Joll delivered a fascinating webinar to Battle of Britain Memorial Trust supporters yesterday (Wed 24th). Christopher, a graduate of Oxford University and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, has researched […]… Read more

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9 Mar 2021

New webinar added to spring series

Trust Secretary Patrick Tootal, who launched our current series of webinars with his recollections of life as an Air Attaché in Madrid and a Defence Attaché in Buenos Aires, has agreed to deliver a second presentation to our growing audience of online enthusiasts. Following Patrick’s tales of life as a diplomat, which he delivered in […]… Read more

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4 Mar 2021

Generous gesture saves big repair bill

Our two aircraft replicas are flying ‘straight and level’ once again after generous support from a close friend of the Memorial and a local business saw them repaired free of charge. The Trust feared thousands of pounds worth of damage had been done to the Spitfire and Hurricane replicas earlier this year when a storm […]… Read more

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1 Mar 2021

Welcome donation from sponsored runners

Sponsored runners who covered an impressive 80-plus miles to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain last year have handed over very welcome donations to two Kent charities. Author and top Battle of Britain Memorial Trust supporter Jonny Cracknell was joined by Chris Marsh and Chris Scott and supported by Driver Iain Willis […]… Read more

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25 Feb 2021

Another great webinar – with more to come!

Another impressive online audience enjoyed a second fascinating talk by Dilip Sarkar MBE when he presented a webinar based on his book Battle of Britain 1940: The Finest Hour’s Human Cost on Wednesday. Almost 200 people signed up to the talk, which took a broad look at those who lost their lives during the conflict, […]… Read more

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23 Feb 2021

Artist and Trust supporter Gerald Coulson passes away

The Trust was saddened to hear of the death of renowned aviation artist and Trust supporter Gerald Coulson, who passed away on 6 February at the age of 94. The Fine Art Guild named Gerald as one of the top 10 best-selling UK artists no less than 15 times in 12 years and placed him […]… Read more

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19 Feb 2021

Fond farewell to founder Trustee

The last of the original Trustees of the Battle of Britain Memorial and a great supporter of the Trust has died at the age of 94. Vi, Lady Aitken, was the widow of Sir ‘Max’ Aitken, 2nd Baronet, DSO, DFC who commanded No 601 Squadron during the opening stage of the Battle of Britain. A […]… Read more

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11 Feb 2021

Don’t miss Dilip’s next fascinating talk

Top Battle of Britain author Dilip Sarkar will be presenting another fascinating talk when he entertains an online audience on Wednesday 24 February. Dilip began the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust’s spring series of webinars with a well-received talk entitled Letters from the Few at the end of January. He gave a large online audience […]… Read more

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