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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26 May 2020

Try our Battle of Britain ration book recipe

Looking for something to do with the youngsters during lockdown? With some people comparing the current challenge to a wartime experience, we’ve been checking out a book of recipes published during the Second World War, when basic foods like tea, sugar, margarine, eggs, bacon and cheese were rationed. We haven’t faced quite the same problem, […]… Read more

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22 May 2020

Looking forward to a brighter future

In the light of government advice, the Wing and the car park at the site are still closed, although visitors on foot can still pay their respects at the National Memorial to the Few using the pedestrian gate. The Trust continues to keep the situation under review and hopes to be able to welcome visitors […]… Read more

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19 May 2020

Find us on YouTube

Time on your hands? We’ve just launched a brand new YouTube channel with lots of fascinating videos to watch, from footage of a Blenheim in flight to a moving song performed against the backdrop of archive Battle of Britain footage. Check out the new channel here… Read more

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18 May 2020

Going the extra mile(s)

A Dutch Battle of Britain enthusiast is a happy man after his wife arranged for one of our airman figurines to be shipped over to the Netherlands as a gift from his wife. Jadwiga Robijn got in touch with site manager Jules Gomez after trying to order one of the figurines – bronze effect scale […]… Read more

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13 May 2020

Joining in a global tribute

The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust will be supporting a virtual service this coming Sunday (17 May) that will bring the world together to remember those who lost their lives in World War Two and who, to this day, have no known grave. The Royal Air Force is asking people to join together across the […]… Read more

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8 May 2020

Flt Lt Terry Clark, one of the last of the Few, leaves us

The Trust is sad to report the passing of Flight Lieutenant Terry Clark, thought to be one of the only two remaining veterans of the Battle of Britain. Flt Lt Clark, who celebrated his 101st birthday earlier this month, had been living in a care home in North Yorkshire, where he enjoyed regular visits from […]… Read more

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6 May 2020

Archive volunteer Fyona up for an award

A university student who combined an interest in photography with a love of history when she spent a week’s placement at the Memorial last year has been nominated for an award. Fyona Cunningham, who helped set up a new archive system by photographing and cataloguing some of the Trust’s growing collection of logbooks, medals and […]… Read more

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27 Apr 2020

Please welcome our first Young Ambassador!

We are delighted that young Instragram blogger Jacob Jennings has become the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust’s first ever Young Ambassador. The Trust spotted Jacob’s love of Spitfires, the Memorial and everything to do with the Battle of Britain when he called in to the site at Capel-le-Ferne to show off the pilot’s uniform lovingly […]… Read more

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19 Apr 2020

Our first colouring stars!

Our new colouring sheets – available by clicking here – have already been put to good use, after being sent (electronically) to the other side of the world.   New Zealender Matthew Murphy and his two boys Oscar, 6 and Ollie, 5, made a great job of colouring in Bob, our very own airman. They were […]… Read more

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