28 Jan 2020

Please support the Trust in this anniversary year

zithromycin z pak This year marks the 80th anniversary of one of the most critical battles fought by this country in the whole of the 20th century.

azithromycin z pack As well as honouring the memory of the Few during this year of commemoration, the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust has launched an anniversary appeal to raise vital funds to support the charity’s ongoing work.

the Battle of Britain was important not just because it prevented an invasion by Hitler but also because of the influence it had on the progress of the Second World War.

Had the RAF lost the Battle and the Germans swept across the Channel, the D-Day invasion that took place 76 years go this June could not have been launched from the south coast, which would have been under Nazi control.

Without the invasion, and the bravery shown by the Allies on the Normandy beaches and beyond, it is unlikely that VE Day would have happened as early as 8 May the following year – an event that will be commemorated across the country in 2020 as the nation marks the 75th anniversary of… Read more

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26 Mar 2020

Five years on

It’s five years to the day since our fantastic new Wing building was opened – and the Trust is still making improvements to the site and its surroundings. Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, opened The Wing in 2015, unveiling the exciting Scramble Experience, the Geoffrey Page Centre, a bigger […]… Read more

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26 Mar 2020

Trust makes sweet gesture in time of crisis

As hardy volunteers continue to help the vulnerable during the coronavirus crisis, the Trust has played a small part in bringing a smile to the faces of some anxious people. With the Wing now closed as a result of government advice, the Trust realised that it had a number of tins of biscuits and boxes […]… Read more

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20 Mar 2020

IMPORTANT NEWS – site to close fully

The Trust regrets that in the light of Friday’s announcement regarding the closure of pubs, clubs, theatres, leisure centres and other public spaces, it has no option but to close The Wing and the car park at the site with immediate effect. Although the Trust did its best to keep the site open for as […]… Read more

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15 Mar 2020

Talks postponed due to health concerns

Given the current uncertain circumstances, the Trust has taken the difficult decision to postpone all the talks scheduled for this spring.  We clearly regret any inconvenience caused but feel this is the only safe and sensible course of action. Those people who have booked to attend the talks are being contacted, and bookings will be […]… Read more

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12 Mar 2020

Introducing Wing Commander Jennings

Young Instagram blogger Jacob Jennings called in to the Memorial last week to show off the Battle of Britain pilot’s uniform lovingly created for him by mum Adele to mark World Book Day. Adele explained: “Jacob’s school asked pupils to pick a word so he chose ‘hero’.” A huge fan of the Battle of Britain […]… Read more

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9 Mar 2020

Speaker takes advantage of online resource

Sunday afternoon speaker Stephen Howarth enjoyed an unexpected bonus when he came to Capel-le-Ferne to deliver a fascinating talk on “The Shetland Bus” on Sunday (8 March). As well as entertaining an appreciative audience with tales of the bravery shown by those who repeatedly crossed to and from mainland Shetland in Scotland and German-occupied Norway […]… Read more

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6 Mar 2020

Top author to host two unique talks

Renowned aviation author Dilip Sarkar will be at the Battle of Britain Memorial in September to deliver two unique, illustrated presentations to mark the launch of his latest book. PLEASE NOTE THE DATE, which has been moved from June because of the coronavirus crisis. Dilip, who was made an MBE in 2003 for services to […]… Read more

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2 Mar 2020

Major tour operator adds the Memorial to its plans

Leger Holidays is now including the Battle of Britain Memorial and The Scramble Experience in its tour schedule for this summer and hopefully beyond. The Rotherham-based company will be featuring the site at Capel-le-Ferne in its new ‘Finest Hour’ tour that looks at the Battle of Britain in Kent and will visit key sites including […]… Read more

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27 Feb 2020

Landing soon – a Ju87 Stuka

A full-sized sculpture of a crashed German World War Two dive bomber is due to land at the Battle of Britain Memorial site here in Capel-le-Ferne tomorrow. As well as providing an additional attraction for visitors during this summer’s 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, the sculpture aims to reflect a ‘spirit of reconciliation’ […]… Read more

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