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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14 Jan 2020

Working together to commemorate 80 years

Exciting plans to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain later this year were on the agenda when Trustees Patrick Tootal, Andrew SImpson and Barry Duffield met the RAF’s Media and Communications Team. With 2020 set to be a busy year, as it also marks the 80th anniversary of the Dunkirk evacuation and […]… Read more

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6 Jan 2020

Welcome to 2020 at the Memorial

We enjoyed some fantastic events here at Capel-le-Ferne in 2019 and we are working hard to make  2020, which marks the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, even more exciting. The Memorial and The Scramble Experience are great to visit at any time, but on special event days there is even more to enjoy.  […]… Read more

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24 Dec 2019

Death announced of another of the Few

A Blenheim pilot whose Coastal Command squadron flew under the control of Fighter Command during the last stages of the Battle of Britain has died at the age of 99. Air Vice-Marshal John Thornett Lawrence CB, CBE, AFC, who joined No 235 Squadron on 5 October 1940, towards the end of the Battle, died on […]… Read more

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20 Dec 2019

Gates set to open onto an exciting anniversary year

New gates that once stood proudly at Biggin Hill will soon be equally proudly welcoming visitors to the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne. Work is continuing on installing the gates at the site entrance, where they will be unveiled in 2020 as part of celebrations to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of […]… Read more

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19 Dec 2019

Saying thanks to the Memorial Team

The Trust said a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to staff and volunteers today with the traditional Christmas lunch for everyone involved in making the Memorial such a great place to visit. President Sir Stephen Dalton paid tribute to the team before they enjoyed a splendid three-course lunch at the Dover Marina Hotel to mark the end […]… Read more

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8 Dec 2019

Another sad loss of one of The Few

It is with great sadness that we learnt today (Sunday) that Flight Lieutenant Maurice H. Mounsdon, one of the Few, passed away suddenly but peacefully on Friday 6 December 2019, in Menorca Spain. Mounsdon was born on February 11 1918 in Lichfield, Staffordshire. His father, who worked in electrical engineering, served in the London Regiment […]… Read more

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4 Dec 2019

Top author to host book launch next summer

The Trust is excited at news that top author and historian Dilip Sarker MBE FRHIstS will be visiting the site next June for a weekend of events to mark the launch of his latest book. Battle of Britain 1940: The Finest Hour’s Human Cost will highlight the impact of the Battle in terms of those […]… Read more

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3 Dec 2019

Another certificate for the wall of The Wing

The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust is celebrating this morning after reaching the final three in the Small Visitor Attraction of the Year category in the Kent Tourism Awards 2019. While narrowly pipped at the post by the Hush Heath Estate winery, which won the category, the Trust came away with a finalists’ certificate that […]… Read more

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29 Nov 2019

Presentation marks tight links with BBMF

During a visit to RAF Coningsby, Trustee Andrew Simpson presented the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight with a framed copy of a photograph of the Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane formation flying over the National Memorial to the Few at Capel-le-Ferne. The photograph, presented to the Flight Senior Engineering Officer, Sqn Ldr Mandy Singleton, and Flight […]… Read more

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