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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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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25 Nov 2019

Farewell to tireless Life Vice President

The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust has paid tribute to a long-serving Trustee and friend of the charity who has died at the age of 85. Robert Neame CBE – generally known as Bobby – was a Life Vice President of the Trust who joined as a Trustee in January 2001 and remained a tireless […]… Read more

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21 Nov 2019

Welcome support from museum friends

Our friends at the Kent Battle of Britain Museum just a few miles away in Hawkinge are helping us attract more visitors by inviting us to display a promotional banner at the site. The museum, which houses an amazing collection of Battle of Britain aircraft, artefacts and personal memorabilia related to the Few, closes over […]… Read more

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18 Nov 2019

Temporary entrance to the site

Please note that vehicular access to the site will be via the Burma Road for the next few days while contractors continue to prepare the main entrance for the smart new RAF gates that will soon welcome visitors to the site. The Burma Road entrance is at the Dover side of the clifftop site (to […]… Read more

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14 Nov 2019

Pedestrian access to the site

We are very excited about the progress being made on installing our new entrance gates, which once stood proudly at RAF Biggin Hill. While work is going on to build the supporting walls and install the gates, though, we need to ask pedestrians to use an alternative way onto the site fror health and safety […]… Read more

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12 Nov 2019

Touching tribute puts Memorial in the spotlight

The Memorial was the scene of national and international attention on Sunday when it was chosen as the centrepiece of a dramatic tribute to those lost in armed conflicts around the world. A battle scarred WW2 Dakota (Douglas C47 N473DC), accompanied by two Spitfires, circled the Capel-le-Ferne site before dropping three quarters of a million […]… Read more

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