28 Jan 2020

Please support the Trust in this anniversary year

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

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 May 2020

Try our Battle of Britain ration book recipe

Looking for something to do with the youngsters during lockdown? With some people comparing the current challenge to a wartime experience, we’ve been checking out a book of recipes published during the Second World War, when basic foods like tea, sugar, margarine, eggs, bacon and cheese were rationed. We haven’t faced quite the same problem, […]… Read more

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22 May 2020

Looking forward to a brighter future

In the light of government advice, the Wing and the car park at the site are still closed, although visitors on foot can still pay their respects at the National Memorial to the Few using the pedestrian gate. The Trust continues to keep the situation under review and hopes to be able to welcome visitors […]… Read more

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19 May 2020

Find us on YouTube

Time on your hands? We’ve just launched a brand new YouTube channel with lots of fascinating videos to watch, from footage of a Blenheim in flight to a moving song performed against the backdrop of archive Battle of Britain footage. Check out the new channel here… Read more

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18 May 2020

Going the extra mile(s)

A Dutch Battle of Britain enthusiast is a happy man after his wife arranged for one of our airman figurines to be shipped over to the Netherlands as a gift from his wife. Jadwiga Robijn got in touch with site manager Jules Gomez after trying to order one of the figurines – bronze effect scale […]… Read more

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13 May 2020

Joining in a global tribute

The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust will be supporting a virtual service this coming Sunday (17 May) that will bring the world together to remember those who lost their lives in World War Two and who, to this day, have no known grave. The Royal Air Force is asking people to join together across the […]… Read more

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8 May 2020

Flt Lt Terry Clark, one of the last of the Few, leaves us

The Trust is sad to report the passing of Flight Lieutenant Terry Clark, thought to be one of the only two remaining veterans of the Battle of Britain. Flt Lt Clark, who celebrated his 101st birthday earlier this month, had been living in a care home in North Yorkshire, where he enjoyed regular visits from […]… Read more

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6 May 2020

Archive volunteer Fyona up for an award

A university student who combined an interest in photography with a love of history when she spent a week’s placement at the Memorial last year has been nominated for an award. Fyona Cunningham, who helped set up a new archive system by photographing and cataloguing some of the Trust’s growing collection of logbooks, medals and […]… Read more

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27 Apr 2020

Please welcome our first Young Ambassador!

We are delighted that young Instragram blogger Jacob Jennings has become the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust’s first ever Young Ambassador. The Trust spotted Jacob’s love of Spitfires, the Memorial and everything to do with the Battle of Britain when he called in to the site at Capel-le-Ferne to show off the pilot’s uniform lovingly […]… Read more

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19 Apr 2020

Our first colouring stars!

Our new colouring sheets – available by clicking here – have already been put to good use, after being sent (electronically) to the other side of the world.   New Zealender Matthew Murphy and his two boys Oscar, 6 and Ollie, 5, made a great job of colouring in Bob, our very own airman. They were […]… Read more

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