19 Jun 2019

A new way of supporting the Trust

The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust receives no public funding and relies on the generosity of donors to help us keep alive the memory of the Few and maintain and enhance the Memorial and the clifftop site at Capel-le-Ferne.

As home to the National Memorial to the Few, we keep the site completely free to visit, although there is a small car parking charge for The Wing. We encourage visitors to give generously and we hope they will use the Cockpit Cafe and have a browse around our well-stocked shop, but those are our main sources of income.

With this in mind we actively encourage donations and we hope our supporters will help by using the link to our new charity giving partner, Just Giving. There is a dedicated button on the website (within the top banner) which offers a simple and secure way of giving to the charity. We are also keen to encourage people to join our Friends of the Few organsation, which offers lots of benefits as well as providing… Read more

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14 Jan 2020

Working together to commemorate 80 years

Exciting plans to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain later this year were on the agenda when Trustees Patrick Tootal, Andrew SImpson and Barry Duffield met the RAF’s Media and Communications Team. With 2020 set to be a busy year, as it also marks the 80th anniversary of the Dunkirk evacuation and […]… Read more

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6 Jan 2020

Welcome to 2020 at the Memorial

We enjoyed some fantastic events here at Capel-le-Ferne in 2019 and we are working hard to make  2020, which marks the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, even more exciting. The Memorial and The Scramble Experience are great to visit at any time, but on special event days there is even more to enjoy.  […]… Read more

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24 Dec 2019

Death announced of another of the Few

A Blenheim pilot whose Coastal Command squadron flew under the control of Fighter Command during the last stages of the Battle of Britain has died at the age of 99. Air Vice-Marshal John Thornett Lawrence CB, CBE, AFC, who joined No 235 Squadron on 5 October 1940, towards the end of the Battle, died on […]… Read more

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20 Dec 2019

Gates set to open onto an exciting anniversary year

New gates that once stood proudly at Biggin Hill will soon be equally proudly welcoming visitors to the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne. Work is continuing on installing the gates at the site entrance, where they will be unveiled in 2020 as part of celebrations to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of […]… Read more

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19 Dec 2019

Saying thanks to the Memorial Team

The Trust said a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to staff and volunteers today with the traditional Christmas lunch for everyone involved in making the Memorial such a great place to visit. President Sir Stephen Dalton paid tribute to the team before they enjoyed a splendid three-course lunch at the Dover Marina Hotel to mark the end […]… Read more

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8 Dec 2019

Another sad loss of one of The Few

It is with great sadness that we learnt today (Sunday) that Flight Lieutenant Maurice H. Mounsdon, one of the Few, passed away suddenly but peacefully on Friday 6 December 2019, in Menorca Spain. Mounsdon was born on February 11 1918 in Lichfield, Staffordshire. His father, who worked in electrical engineering, served in the London Regiment […]… Read more

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4 Dec 2019

Top author to host book launch next summer

The Trust is excited at news that top author and historian Dilip Sarker MBE FRHIstS will be visiting the site next June for a weekend of events to mark the launch of his latest book. Battle of Britain 1940: The Finest Hour’s Human Cost will highlight the impact of the Battle in terms of those […]… Read more

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3 Dec 2019

Another certificate for the wall of The Wing

The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust is celebrating this morning after reaching the final three in the Small Visitor Attraction of the Year category in the Kent Tourism Awards 2019. While narrowly pipped at the post by the Hush Heath Estate winery, which won the category, the Trust came away with a finalists’ certificate that […]… Read more

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29 Nov 2019

Presentation marks tight links with BBMF

During a visit to RAF Coningsby, Trustee Andrew Simpson presented the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight with a framed copy of a photograph of the Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane formation flying over the National Memorial to the Few at Capel-le-Ferne. The photograph, presented to the Flight Senior Engineering Officer, Sqn Ldr Mandy Singleton, and Flight […]… Read more

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