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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20 Sep 2019

Book sales will support Trust aims

When Battle of Britain enthusiast Jonny Cracknell met Archie McInnes, one of the Few, at an event at Duxford, it sparked a friendship that grew over time. Despite not being, at that stage, a published author, Jonny persuaded Archie, who flew Hurricanes with Nos 601 and 238 Squadrons during the Battle of Britain, to let […]… Read more

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19 Sep 2019

Lightning can strike more than once

When photographer and friend of the Trust Greg Esson captured some remarkable shots of lighting strikes around the National Memorial to the Few, it sparked a great fund-raising idea. Greg, whose stunning images have been sold and auctioned to help the Trust in the past, created a unique print which he decided to ask current […]… Read more

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17 Sep 2019

We think he liked it…

Trustee Andy Simpson hosted Canadian visitor Kurt Haughton on a visit to the Memorial on Sunday, Battle of Britain Day, giving him a personal tour of the site and showing him its many features. Kurt runs a well-supported website called All Spitfire Pilots that has a worldwide audience of enthusiasts for the iconic fighter. He […]… Read more

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17 Sep 2019

A weekend of commemoration

Trustees and relatives of the Few spent a busy weekend paying their respects to the heroes of 1940 as the nation came together to celebrate Battle of Britain Day on 15 September. The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust holds a service on the 15th every year – regardless of the day on which it falls […]… Read more

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16 Sep 2019

Don’t miss our first guest speaker

Don’t forget that our exciting autumn talks season begins this Sunday (22 September) with a talk on Exercise Magersfontein by Commander David Houston, who served in the South African Navy. Exercise Magersfontein was held in 1988 to demonstrate the South African Navy’s ability to carry out long-range and extended operations. It was also the first […]… Read more

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10 Sep 2019

Join us on Battle of Britain Day

Please join us this weekend as we commemorate a day that saw some of the fiercest fighting of the Battle of Britain. Battle of Britain Day is held each year on 15 September, and the Trust marks it with a short service of commemoration at the National Memorial to the Few at Capel-le-Ferne. Members of […]… Read more

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9 Sep 2019

Trustee shares in paying respects to Polish airmen

Trustee Mrs Deborah Burns, widow of Battle of Britain veteran Flt Lt Owen V Burns, took part in a moving ceremony on Saturday to mark the sacrifice made by Polish airmen during the Second World War. Mrs Burns represented the Battle of Britain Fighter Association, now incorporated within the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust CIO, […]… Read more

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5 Sep 2019

Book your seats now for our first autumn talk

Our exciting autumn talks season begins on Sunday 22 September with a talk on Exercise Magersfontein by Commander David Houston, who served in the South African Navy. Exercise Magersfontein was held in 1988 to demonstrate the South African Navy’s ability to carry out long-range and extended operations. It was also the first opportunity for the […]… Read more

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4 Sep 2019

Site named as top place to visit

Top educational resource Twinkl has listed the Memorial as one of Kent’s top ‘must visit family days out’. The online resource provides material for teachers all around the world, with thousands of subcribers using it for lesson planning. Its feature on the best family days out in Kent highlights the fact that our clifftop Memorial […]… Read more

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