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 Mar 2019

Don’t miss out!

Time is running out to book your place at the next talk in our super series of Sunday afternoon events at The Wing. The third talk this year takes place on Sunday (24 March), when Judy Williams, a daughter of Wing Commander Ronald Kellett, will talk on her father’s time as Squadron Commander of 303 […]… Read more

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18 Mar 2019

Chelsea Pensioners enjoy tour of site

Four proud former soldiers, now residents of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea – otherwise known as Chelsea Pensioners – visited the Battle of Britain Memorial on Monday. Ray Pearson, John Denton, David Griffin and Fred Rooke were shown around The Scramble Experience and watched the moving film that recreates a sortie in the summer of 1940 […]… Read more

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13 Mar 2019

Another Sunday afternoon treat

Trustee Andy Simpson has added another great guest speaker to his line up of visitors to The Wing. Mary Smith is the latest speaker to be booked to entertain visitors the site on a Sunday afternoon. She will be visiting on 14 April at 2.30pm to give her fascinating talk entitled A Schoolgirl’s War. Mary, […]… Read more

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11 Mar 2019

New family event a great success

The first family film show to be held at The Wing proved a great success on Sunday (10 March). The Geoffrey Page Centre in The Wing welcomed a near-capacity audience to a free showing of Grandpa’s Great Escape, the heartwarming film based on the book by David Walliams. The film, which tells the story of […]… Read more

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5 Mar 2019

New Chief of the Air Staff named

Air Marshal Michael Wigston CBE has been named as the next Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) and is expected to take up his post in the summer. He is also being promoted to Air Chief Marshal. Air Marshal Wigton will take over the role from Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier, who has attended […]… Read more

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26 Feb 2019

Spitfire 2019 flyby dates released

With the sun shining and thoughts turning to the warmer days ahead, the team at the Battle of Britain Memorial is already looking forward to the sight and sound of the first Spitfire to grace the site with its presence. Our friends at Aero Legends regularly send Spitfires, Hurricanes and other iconic aircraft our way, […]… Read more

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21 Feb 2019

Memorial finds fame on Danish TV

The Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne takes centre stage in a new TV programme about the future of Europe – but viewers need to be able to understand Danish to appreciate the finer points. The footage was shot in December when the Memorial played host to Anders Fogh Rasmussen, former Secretary General of NATO and a former […]… Read more

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20 Feb 2019

Kent’s tourism chief visits the Memorial

The Trust welcomed a high profile visitor with a unique insight into tourism to the Memorial this week.   Deirdre Wells OBE, Chief Executive of destination management organisation Visit Kent and its trading company Go to Places, was given a tour of the Memorial by site manager Jules Gomez (right in the picture), secretary Patrick […]… Read more

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17 Feb 2019

Another fascinating Sunday afternoon talk

An almost-full Geoffrey Page Centre at The Wing heard journalist and author Melody Foreman tell the fascinating story of Air Transport Auxiliary First Officer Mary Wilkins Ellis on Sunday (17 Feb). While based on her autobiography of Mary Ellis, a farmer’s daughter from Oxfordshire who joined the ATA in 1941, Melody’s talk, The Life And […]… Read more

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