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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11 Nov 2019

Paying our respects to the Few

Bright sunshine but a chill breeze welcomed the crowd of volunteers, villagers and visitors who gathered around the National Memorial to the Few at the heart of the Battle of Britain Memorial for the Trust’s annual Remembrance Day service this morning (11 November). The Trust always observes the actual Armistice Day rather than the closest […]… Read more

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5 Nov 2019

Remember with us on Remembrance Day

The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust will again be holding its annual Service of Remembrance at 11am on Monday, 11 November, 2019. The Trust always marks Remembrance Day itself, rather than the closest Sunday, so make a note in your diary and please join us at the National Memorial to the Few to show your […]… Read more

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4 Nov 2019

Close neighbour reveals secret past

The secret history of one of the Memorial’s closest neighbours has been revealed after the Government’s intelligence agency opened up its files. Abbots Cliff House, Capel-le-Ferne, was one of five wartime listening posts whose locations were made public to mark the 100th anniversary of GCHQ. The impressive clifftop house is now a holiday rental property […]… Read more

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28 Oct 2019

Dramatic end to successful talks series

A moving talk on the horror of spending seven weeks facing daily beatings at the hands of Iraqi interrogators brought this year’s series of Sunday afternoon talks at The Wing to a dramatic conclusion. Squadron Leader John Peters was the pilot of an RAF Tornado that was shot down on an ultra low-level daylight mission […]… Read more

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24 Oct 2019

£600 donation from car enthusiasts

A welcome cheque for a fantastic £600 is on its way to the Trust following the success of a classic car event at the site this summer. More than 140 cars owned by members of Ramsgate Old Motor and Motorcycle Club were proudly displayed  against the inspirational backdrop of the National Memorial to the Few […]… Read more

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21 Oct 2019

Top historian’s talk a sell-out

TV presenter, historian and accomplished author Dr Lucy Worsley OBE delivered a fascinating talk on Queen Victoria to a capacity audience in The Wing at the Battle of Britain Memorial on Sunday (20 Oct). The audience was mainly made up of Friends of the Few, who enjoyed priority booking and reduced ticket prices for the […]… Read more

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18 Oct 2019

2019’s last chance for museum visit

Our friends at the Kent Battle of Britain Museum, just a few miles away on the site of a former WW2 airfield at Hawkinge, will soon be closing their doors for the winter. The museum has a superb collection of aircraft and other machinery, artefacts, personal memorabilia and many more fascinating historial items from the […]… Read more

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14 Oct 2019

Supporting our Polish friends

Two of our Trustees had a fascinating time when they attended a lunch and lecture organised by the Polish Airmen’s Association UK to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the formation of No 663 Squadron. Deborah Burns and Wing Commander Andrew Simpson RAFVR(T) rtd heard a number of speakers outline the history of the squadron, which […]… Read more

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9 Oct 2019

Cadet’s reminder of a great day

A young cadet who played an important part in this July’s Memorial Day at Capel-le-Ferne has been presented with a framed photograph to remind her of her special day. Group Captain Patrick Tootal DL RAF, secretary of the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust, presented the photograph to 14 year-old Cadet Kalina Maggs, who carried the […]… Read more

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