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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1 Apr 2021

Re-opening plans confirmed

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement that the country can begin a careful move back towards normality, the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust is delighted to announce that if the roadmap stays as it is currently, we will be opening the Wing and car park from Wednesday 19 May. Initially the building will only be open […]… Read more

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25 Mar 2021

Fascinating talk explores spoils of war

As institutions around the world struggle with the question of whether or not to ‘repatriate’ treasures obtained from other countries during times of conflict, author Christopher Joll delivered a fascinating webinar to Battle of Britain Memorial Trust supporters yesterday (Wed 24th). Christopher, a graduate of Oxford University and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, has researched […]… Read more

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9 Mar 2021

New webinar added to spring series

Trust Secretary Patrick Tootal, who launched our current series of webinars with his recollections of life as an Air Attaché in Madrid and a Defence Attaché in Buenos Aires, has agreed to deliver a second presentation to our growing audience of online enthusiasts. Following Patrick’s tales of life as a diplomat, which he delivered in […]… Read more

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4 Mar 2021

Generous gesture saves big repair bill

Our two aircraft replicas are flying ‘straight and level’ once again after generous support from a close friend of the Memorial and a local business saw them repaired free of charge. The Trust feared thousands of pounds worth of damage had been done to the Spitfire and Hurricane replicas earlier this year when a storm […]… Read more

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1 Mar 2021

Welcome donation from sponsored runners

Sponsored runners who covered an impressive 80-plus miles to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain last year have handed over very welcome donations to two Kent charities. Author and top Battle of Britain Memorial Trust supporter Jonny Cracknell was joined by Chris Marsh and Chris Scott and supported by Driver Iain Willis […]… Read more

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25 Feb 2021

Another great webinar – with more to come!

Another impressive online audience enjoyed a second fascinating talk by Dilip Sarkar MBE when he presented a webinar based on his book Battle of Britain 1940: The Finest Hour’s Human Cost on Wednesday. Almost 200 people signed up to the talk, which took a broad look at those who lost their lives during the conflict, […]… Read more

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23 Feb 2021

Artist and Trust supporter Gerald Coulson passes away

The Trust was saddened to hear of the death of renowned aviation artist and Trust supporter Gerald Coulson, who passed away on 6 February at the age of 94. The Fine Art Guild named Gerald as one of the top 10 best-selling UK artists no less than 15 times in 12 years and placed him […]… Read more

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19 Feb 2021

Fond farewell to founder Trustee

The last of the original Trustees of the Battle of Britain Memorial and a great supporter of the Trust has died at the age of 94. Vi, Lady Aitken, was the widow of Sir ‘Max’ Aitken, 2nd Baronet, DSO, DFC who commanded No 601 Squadron during the opening stage of the Battle of Britain. A […]… Read more

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11 Feb 2021

Don’t miss Dilip’s next fascinating talk

Top Battle of Britain author Dilip Sarkar will be presenting another fascinating talk when he entertains an online audience on Wednesday 24 February. Dilip began the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust’s spring series of webinars with a well-received talk entitled Letters from the Few at the end of January. He gave a large online audience […]… Read more

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