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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15 Jan 2021

Book now for the first of our 2021 webinars

We’re getting very excited about the first of our 2021 webinars, which will feature top aviation author Dilip Sarkar MBE FRHistS. Dilip has promised to deliver a very personal talk based on the many friendships he made with members of the Few over the years. His online presentation, entitled I Knew the Few, on Wednesday […]… Read more

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5 Jan 2021

New year – new excitement

A new series of webinars is set to kick off the new year in style for the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust. After a successful launch webinar at the end of last year by Trust Secretary Patrick Tootal, who spoke of his life as a diplomat in a fascinating talk entitled Don’t Cry For Me, […]… Read more

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22 Dec 2020

All lit up for Christmas!

Site manager Jules Gomez battled the wind at Capel-le-Ferne to film the new lights that illuminate The Wing and the statue of the seated airman, the National Memorial to the Few. the lights were funded by a generous donation by businessman and Trust supporter Alastair Kerr and make a huge difference to the impact of […]… Read more

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1 Dec 2020

Looking forward to seeing you in 2021

Sadly, but inevitably, Trustees have decided that The Wing and Car Park will now remain closed until early in the New Year. With Kent emerging from Lockdown2 in Tier 3 and with the future remaining uncertain, there is no realistic hope of things getting back to normal before Christmas and so our next day of […]… Read more

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24 Nov 2020

“Men of the Battle” supplement now available

Good news for Battle of Britain enthusiasts has arrived just in time for Christmas. When the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust CIO published the third edition of Men of the Battle of Britain in 2015, in association with Frontline Books, it was clear that researching the lives of the Few would be an ongoing exercise. […]… Read more

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20 Nov 2020

Ambassador Jacob’s guide to the Memorial

The Trust’s inspirational Young Ambassador Jacob Jennings has created a stunning video guide to the Memorial, with help from his filmmaker mum Adele. Jacob is a huge fan of Spitfires and has been a regular visitor to the site since he was three years old. The support he and Adele have given to the Trust […]… Read more

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19 Nov 2020

Just a few clicks can win us £1,000

Supporters can help the Trust pick up a very valuable £1,000 Christmas bonus just by clicking on a link and filling in a simple form. Earlier this year we were fortunate enough to win a similar donation from insurance company Ecclesiastical, a well-regarded business which regularly donates large cash sums to charitable causes. Now the […]… Read more

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18 Nov 2020

Click and collect now available from Trust shop

It’s now even easier to buy your Christmas gifts from our unique selection of books, prints, clothing, models, memorabilia and much, much more. Although the shop within The Wing is closed in response to government guidelines, our staff are still busy dealing with online sales, and can now offer ‘click and collect’ as well as […]… Read more

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18 Nov 2020

Raise funds for the Trust every time you shop online!

Trust supporters taking advantage of Black Friday deals can help the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust at the same time – at no cost to themselves. The Trust is signed up to AmazonSmile, an easy way to contribute to your favourite charity every time you shop online, something all of us are being forced to […]… Read more

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