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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19 Jul 2017

Meet our Memorial Day Twitter winners!

Talented amateur photographers won great prizes in the Twitter competition organised as part of this year’s Memorial Day commemorations. As part of our ongoing efforts to raise awareness of the Trust’s mission to ‘remember the Few’, we set up a fun photo competition and asked people to Tweet their images to #BoBMemday17. The competition sparked […]… Read more

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18 Jul 2017

Reference work presented to islanders

Trust historian Geoff Simpson has presented a copy of Men of the Battle of Britain, widely regarded as the standard work of reference on those who took part in the conflict, to the Société Jersiaise. The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust now owns the copyright of the book, by Kenneth G Wynn, and was responsible […]… Read more

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16 Jul 2017

Happy Birthday, Wing Commander!

The president, chairman, trustees, staff and volunteers would like to wish Wing Commander Paul Farnes DFM a very happy 99th birthday (Sunday 16 July).  We hope you and your family have a joyful and momentous day.  We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Paul for the constant support he gives the Trust… Read more

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13 Jul 2017

Take the controls of our Hurricane

Would-be Hurricane pilots can now try their hand at intercepting and shooting down enemy aircraft while piloting the fighter, thanks to a new exhibit in The Scramble Experience at The Wing. The full-size replica of a Hurricane cockpit allows visitors to sit in the aircraft, ‘fly’ it to the right height using a realistic joystick […]… Read more

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10 Jul 2017

Paul Farnes, one of the Few, takes centre stage at Memorial Day

Wing Commander Paul Farnes DFM took centre stage as the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust commemorated the bravery of ‘the Few’ at this year’s Memorial Day. Fine weather and good crowds ensured the day at the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne was another successful tribute to the men who took to the air to […]… Read more

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29 Jun 2017

Tucanos pay their respects to the Few

With Capel-le-Ferne well known for having a ‘micro-climate’ that can sometimes spoil the day, we were privileged to witness a flypast by four Tucano aircraft from No 72(R) Squadron on Tuesday during their ‘Grand Flypast’ to commemorate the squadron’s centenary. With the third and fourth legs of the tour sadly called off later in the […]… Read more

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27 Jun 2017

Tweet your pictures on Memorial Day – and win

With Memorial Day less than two weeks away, here’s news of an exciting social media competition we will be running for visitors to the event on Sunday 9 July. The Trust has created a special Twitter hashtag – #BoBMemday17 – and is encouraging visitors to post photographs of themselves on the day and upload them […]… Read more

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19 Jun 2017

Exclusive – Memorial postcards signed by one of ‘the Few’

The latest addition to our online shop is a collection of postcards of the National Memorial to the Few here at Capel-le-Ferne, signed by veterans of the Battle of Britain. These fantastic collectors’ items are only available from the Trust and cost just £4.95 each (plus postage). You can even ask for the signature of […]… Read more

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8 Jun 2017

The countdown begins

With Memorial Day just a month away, the team at the Battle of Britain Memorial is working hard to make sure this year’s event is another memorable affair. As voters head to the polls to take part in the UK general election today, 8 June, our thoughts are focused on those who preserved this country’s […]… Read more

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