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 Oct 2020

More opportunity for a themed day out

Our friends at the Kent Battle of Britain Museum, just a couple of miles away at Hawkinge, have extended this year’s season through to the end of November. The announcement means visitors have more opportunity to plan a complete Battle of Britain day out by visiting both the Memorial here at Capel-le-Ferne and the museum, […]… Read more

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16 Oct 2020

Buy one, get one free, this half term

Here’s some news to brighten up a potentially dull and wet half term  – a ‘buy one, get one free’ deal on admission to The Scramble Experience in The Wing! With families keen to find ways of entertaining children after the summer lockdown, the Trust has decided to make it cheaper to visit its fantastic, […]… Read more

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12 Oct 2020

Fund-raising trio smash their target

Three runners who notched up more than three marathon distances in just five days have more than doubled their fund-raising target in aid of two Battle of Britain charities. Author and top Battle of Britain Memorial Trust supporter Jonny Cracknell was joined by Chris Marsh and Chris Scott on their 80-plus mile sponsored run to […]… Read more

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10 Oct 2020

Coming soon – Young Ambassador Jacob at the Memorial

Young Ambassador Jacob Jennings has been on a mission to the Memorial, where mum Adele filmed a special video of our young fan for the Trust’s YouTube channel. Jacob is a huge fan of the Capel-le-Ferne site in general and the Spitfire in particular, and had a great time touring the site and recording his […]… Read more

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6 Oct 2020

Get ready to welcome Jonny on Friday!

The Trust is looking forward to welcoming top supporter Jonny Cracknell and his team to the site on Friday afternoon (9 Oct) at the end of an impressive 80-mile fund-raising run. To mark the completion of this fantastic five-day effort, which is raising money for the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust and the Kent Battle […]… Read more

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5 Oct 2020

Unique photo tribute to Birkenhead Boy

Top photographer and Battle of Britain Memorial supporter Greg Esson has produced a special tribute for the family of Flt Lt Owen Burns, a popular member of the Few who was a regular visitor to the Capel-le-Ferne memorial. Greg has taken many impressive images at and around the Battle of Britain Memorial over the years, […]… Read more

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23 Sep 2020

Special visitor will mark anniversary

Social media superstar youngster Jacob the Pilot will celebrate his seventh birthday by walking to the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne to raise money for an RAF charity next month. Jacob and his dad, Andrew Newson, will spend two days walking from the former site of RAF Manston to the Memorial – a total […]… Read more

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21 Sep 2020

Behind the scenes at the Spitfire Factory

Regular summer visitors to the Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne may have been lucky enough to have seen and heard a Spitfire paying its own respects to the Few. Some of the amazing aircraft that grace the Memorial with regular flypasts are owned and operated by the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar restoration group, which operates regular trips […]… Read more

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18 Sep 2020

Excellent new video tells Polish story

After the Covid-19 pandemic forced it to cancel this year’s annual Commemoration Ceremony at Northolt to mark the contribution of Polish aircrew in the Battle of Britain, the Polish Air Force Memorial Committee has commemorated their bravery in a new film. The Polish Air Force in the Battle of Britain – An 80th Anniversary Tribute […]… Read more

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