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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8 Jul 2019

Another great Memorial Day

There were plenty of VIPs on parade, but the real star of our 79th Memorial Day was Wing Cdr Paul Farnes DFM, former Hurricane pilot, Battle of Britain Ace and one of the remaining members of the Few. Wing Cdr Farnes, who will be an impressive 101 next week, also featured on the big screen […]… Read more

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3 Jul 2019

Memorial Day – this Sunday!

The marquees are up, the team is gathering and Capel-le-Ferne is a hive of activity as the Trust, contractors, staff and volunteers pull together to prepare for the highlight of the Trust’s year – our annual Memorial Day. The Trust is hoping that Wing Cdr Paul Farnes DFM, one of the remaining members of the […]… Read more

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26 Jun 2019

Unique print to go on display

A drawing signed by the late Squadron Leader Geoffrey Wellum, one of the Few, was presented to the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust on Tuesday (25 June) by Group Captain (Retd) Alastair McKay, Chairman of 92 Squadron Association.   The print was, appropriately, number 92 of a limited edition of 100 and had been earmarked […]… Read more

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21 Jun 2019

Amazing shots of lightning over the Memorial

Our friend and great supporter Greg Esson braved the weather this week when he took the opportunity of photogaphing an impressive thunderstorm off the Kent coast. Greg, who has in the past donated some of his superb photographs to auctions and other fund-raising events on behalf of the Trust, captured some stunning images, including the […]… Read more

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19 Jun 2019

A new way of supporting the Trust

The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust receives no public funding and relies on the generosity of donors to help us keep alive the memory of the Few and maintain and enhance the Memorial and the clifftop site at Capel-le-Ferne. As home to the National Memorial to the Few, we keep the site completely free to […]… Read more

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12 Jun 2019

Wing Closure, Tuesday 18 June

A planned power cut outside our control means there will be no access to The Wing, including the shop, toilets, cafe and Scramble Experience, on Tuesday 18 June. We very much regret this closure and apologise for any convenience, but this is a situation that is not of our making and of which we have […]… Read more

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10 Jun 2019

Musical tribute to the men of D-Day

Gleaming Rolls Royces and fantastic tunes created a great backdrop for visitors to the Memorial on Sunday. Even the weather stayed fair as Folkestone Rock Choir and the talented young musicians of the Kent Youth Jazz Orchestra (KYJO) entertained the crowds at the clifftop site at an event that celebrated the 75th anniversary of D-Day. […]… Read more

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31 May 2019

Pilot bear joins charity run

One of the Trust’s pilot dogs is set to sample the Continental way of life after being driven to Le Touquet this morning (Friday 31 May). The large toy dog might end up a bit windswept, travelling on the bonnet of a classic Land Rover, but his sacrifice will at least have been in aid […]… Read more

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30 May 2019

David has a unique link to the Few

The newest member of our team here at the Memorial has a unique link with one of the airmen who took part. David Hillier’s great uncle by marriage was night fighter ace Geoffrey Howitt, who flew Hurricanes with No 245 and No 615 Squadrons in the Battle of Britain and went on to be awarded […]… Read more

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