12 Nov 2018

Remembering the Fallen

The Trust joined the people of Capel-le-Ferne and beyond to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War with a series of events throughout the day on Sunday.

The annual Service of Remembrance was attended by a large congregation, including 15 or so members of the Kent Advanced Motorcyclists Group who planned their regular ride-out to coincide with the service and a visit to the National Memorial to the Few.

Site manager Jules Gomez and Trustee Andy Simpson were joined by the Rev Mrs Eileen Webb, who conducted the short service during a fortunately fine break in the weather, joining thousands of other groups around the country as the UK paid its respects to those who have lost their lives in wars throughout the past 100 years.

Standard bearer Peter Markwick, from the Dover Branch of the Royal Air Forces Association, was on duty as standard bearer, adding to the solemnity of the occasion.

At 12.30pm, again in tandem with churches and others around the country, Jules and Andy were back on duty, this time ringing the two Scramble… Read more

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8 Nov 2018

Saying a fond farewell to Tom and Eileen

Friends, family, and the wider ‘family’ of the Royal Air Force gathered at St Clement Danes Church in London on Thursday (8 November) to bid farewell to Wing Commander Tom Neil, DFC*, AFC and his wife of 69 years, Eileen. Eileen, who was stationed at RAF Kenley as a plotter during the Battle of Britain […]… Read more

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31 Oct 2018

Join us to mark battle’s end

A beacon of light will shine from the Capel-le-Ferne clifftop as the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust joins the parish council in marking the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War on 11 November. The beacon will be part of a number of events organised to mark 100 years of remembrance as […]… Read more

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31 Oct 2018

More talks planned for next spring

Our autumn 2018 talks finished in fine style on Sunday (Oct 28) with a fascinating presentation by Alex Ferris (pictured below in a photograph by Trustee Barry Duffield), Chairman of the Smarden Local History Society. Alex entertained the audience with a talk on a number of aircraft crashes in and near Smarden and revealed some […]… Read more

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24 Oct 2018

Village’s air crash history to be revealed

Don’t miss our fascinating talk on how one Kent villlage has seen more than its fair share of air crashes. Lying as it does underneath the flightpath to London, Kent has witnessed many air crashes, but the tiny village of Smarden has seen more than most. Alex Ferris will tell the story this Sunday (28 […]… Read more

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16 Oct 2018

School sponsored ride raises £500

Cyclists who visited the Battle of Britain Memorial at the end of a sponsored ride from their school in Gravesend handed over a cheque for £500 this morning (16 Oct). The 12 students and 14 staff from St John’s Catholic Comprehensive School, led by chemistry teacher Andy Watts and history specialist Colm Murphy, reached Capel-le-Ferne […]… Read more

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9 Oct 2018

Don’t miss this season’s talks series

Dont’ miss this year’s fantastic season of Sunday afternoon talks by great aviation-themed speakers. The first of this year’s talks is by former Vulcan pilot Flt Lt Paddy Langdown, who flew these awesome machines from 1963 to 1976. Paddy’s talk, entitled The Last Flying Vulcan Bomber, takes place on 21 October at 2.30pm and will […]… Read more

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26 Sep 2018

Sunset greets tour diners

Guests on a high-end Battle of Britain-themed tour spent their last evening enjoying dinner in The Wing – and were treated to an amazing sunset. The Twynhams Tours Battle of Britain Tour, which included a flight alongside a Spitfire and visits to the RAF Club in Piccadilly, Bentley Priory, RAF Coningsby (the home of the […]… Read more

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21 Sep 2018

Car owners dig deep to support the Trust

Three members of the Ramsgate Old Motor and Motorcycle Club returned to the site a few weeks after their hugely successful car show to present site manager Jules Gomez with a £500 “thank you” for hosting the event. Steve Lutz, Peter Harvey and Alan West handed over the cheque, which represented money raised during the Bonnets […]… Read more

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