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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15 Jan 2021

Book now for the first of our 2021 webinars

We’re getting very excited about the first of our 2021 webinars, which will feature top aviation author Dilip Sarkar MBE FRHistS. Dilip has promised to deliver a very personal talk based on the many friendships he made with members of the Few over the years. His online presentation, entitled I Knew the Few, on Wednesday […]… Read more

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5 Jan 2021

New year – new excitement

A new series of webinars is set to kick off the new year in style for the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust. After a successful launch webinar at the end of last year by Trust Secretary Patrick Tootal, who spoke of his life as a diplomat in a fascinating talk entitled Don’t Cry For Me, […]… Read more

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22 Dec 2020

All lit up for Christmas!

Site manager Jules Gomez battled the wind at Capel-le-Ferne to film the new lights that illuminate The Wing and the statue of the seated airman, the National Memorial to the Few. the lights were funded by a generous donation by businessman and Trust supporter Alastair Kerr and make a huge difference to the impact of […]… Read more

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1 Dec 2020

Looking forward to seeing you in 2021

Sadly, but inevitably, Trustees have decided that The Wing and Car Park will now remain closed until early in the New Year. With Kent emerging from Lockdown2 in Tier 3 and with the future remaining uncertain, there is no realistic hope of things getting back to normal before Christmas and so our next day of […]… Read more

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24 Nov 2020

“Men of the Battle” supplement now available

Good news for Battle of Britain enthusiasts has arrived just in time for Christmas. When the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust CIO published the third edition of Men of the Battle of Britain in 2015, in association with Frontline Books, it was clear that researching the lives of the Few would be an ongoing exercise. […]… Read more

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20 Nov 2020

Ambassador Jacob’s guide to the Memorial

The Trust’s inspirational Young Ambassador Jacob Jennings has created a stunning video guide to the Memorial, with help from his filmmaker mum Adele. Jacob is a huge fan of Spitfires and has been a regular visitor to the site since he was three years old. The support he and Adele have given to the Trust […]… Read more

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19 Nov 2020

Just a few clicks can win us £1,000

Supporters can help the Trust pick up a very valuable £1,000 Christmas bonus just by clicking on a link and filling in a simple form. Earlier this year we were fortunate enough to win a similar donation from insurance company Ecclesiastical, a well-regarded business which regularly donates large cash sums to charitable causes. Now the […]… Read more

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18 Nov 2020

Click and collect now available from Trust shop

It’s now even easier to buy your Christmas gifts from our unique selection of books, prints, clothing, models, memorabilia and much, much more. Although the shop within The Wing is closed in response to government guidelines, our staff are still busy dealing with online sales, and can now offer ‘click and collect’ as well as […]… Read more

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18 Nov 2020

Raise funds for the Trust every time you shop online!

Trust supporters taking advantage of Black Friday deals can help the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust at the same time – at no cost to themselves. The Trust is signed up to AmazonSmile, an easy way to contribute to your favourite charity every time you shop online, something all of us are being forced to […]… Read more

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