22 Jun 2020

Crowdfunder appeal launched to help fund the Memorial

Like the aircrew of 1940, the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust has been fighting hard against seemingly insurmountable odds, but now it is looking to the public to help raise the cash it needs to survive.

The Trust has launched a Crowdfunder campaign with a number of great rewards in a bid to help fill the hole in its finances caused by the Coronavirus lockdown.

It costs around £240,000 annually to run the site, a challenging target even in a good year, and with the shop, cafe, Scramble Experience and car park all closed on government orders, the financial situation is getting worse by the day.

As well as maintaining the Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne and honouring the memory of the Few, the Trust provides significant educational and information resources for visitors young and old, telling the tale of the Battle of Britain to this and future generations. Those are now under threat.

“We have been determined to stay positive, but we now need to ask the public to help save the Memorial and allow us to continue with our… Read more

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5 Aug 2020

Unique prints on offer in support of the Trust

Photographer Greg Esson, a long-time friend of the Memorial, is offering a number of his amazing prints for sale, with all proceeds going to support the work of the Trust. Greg, whose stunning prints have been auctioned at special fund-raising events for the Trust in the past, specialises in dusk or night-time shots that include […]… Read more

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27 Jul 2020

Memorial a priority for High Sheriff

After an understandably frustrating start to her year in office, High Sheriff of Kent Remony Millwater enjoyed a visit to the Battle of Britain Memorial on Friday (24 July). In full High Sheriff uniform, complete with matching blue facemask, she was shown around the site and The Wing by Secretary Patrick Tootal, Trustee Andy Simpson […]… Read more

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14 Jul 2020

Working to keep you safe

We are absolutely thrilled to be re-opening The Wing at the Memorial from this Friday (17 July) but we know that we have a huge responsibility to keep our visitors, staff and volunteers safe. While we are delighted that The Government has eased lockdown measures, we know that coronavirus remains a threat, and so we […]… Read more

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13 Jul 2020

We’re opening this Friday!

At last! The Trust is delighted to announce that The Wing is now fully Covid-19 prepared and will be easing back towards opening from this coming Friday (17 July). We are committed to making sure our staff, volunteers and visitors are safe and so while we are keen to see you all again, we are […]… Read more

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11 Jul 2020

An 80th anniversary tribute from Slovakia

The aircrew of the Royal Air Force who took on the might of the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain in 1940 included a significant number from what was then Czechoslovakia. Those brave men, along with members of the Few from many different countries around the world, are commemorated on the Christopher Foxley-Norris Memorial Wall […]… Read more

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9 Jul 2020

Set your alarm for Sunday!

We are getting very excited about our virtual Memorial Day, scheduled for this coming Sunday (12 July) at 11am. Of course we would rather see you all at the site, enjoying  the colour and atmosphere that is such a great part of this yearly commemoration, but having seen a sneak preview of the online version, […]… Read more

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6 Jul 2020

Don’t miss our very special online Day

Plans are coming together for a ‘virtual’ Memorial Day on Sunday (12 July) that will allow supporters around the world to join us as we  highlight the bravery and sacrifice of the Few. This special day, which will mark the 80th anniversary of the start of the Battle of Britain, will include unique footage of […]… Read more

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3 Jul 2020

Show your support for the RAF in this special year

We look like being closed for a week or two yet, but our online shop is still very much open – and we’ve just added very some special items to the shelves. You can mark the 80th aniversary of the Battle of Britain with one of these great scarves or show your support by wearing […]… Read more

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