We’ve launched a great series of Facebook Live events that have been informing and entertaining online audiences up and down the country – and beyond.
Site manager Jules Gomez has welcomed virtual visitors to the site on a number of occasions, including hosting a virtual VE day comemoration on Friday 8 May.
On 14 May he introduced the online audience to three members of the Few, broadcasting from the Christopher Foxley-Norris Memorial Wall and highlighting the lives of Wing Cdr Geoffrey Page, who led the campaign to have the National Memorial built and would have been 100 on 16 May, Spitfire pilot and poet Flt Lt William Walker and pilot and author Sqn Ldr Geoffrey Wellum, who wrote First Light. All three had strong connections to the Memorial.
The next online event will feature Jacob Jennings, a local supporter who has just been appointed as the Trust’s first Young Ambassador. Nine year-old Jacob will be introducing himself and talking about his admiration for the men who fought the Battle of Britain. The Facebook Live event is scheduled for Tuesday 26 May at 4pm and will be followed by another ‘Names from the wall’ talk by Jules on 5 June and an introduction to the site’s replica fighters – including the new Stuka sculpture – on 18 June.
Here’s a list of the events coming up; you can join in by going to the Trust’s Facebook page – @rememberthefew
Tuesday 26 May – Young Ambassador Jacob Jennings – 4pm
Friday 5 June – Names from the wall 2 with Jules – 4pm
Thursday 18 June – Spitfire, Hurricane and Stuka replicas with Jules – 4pm
Thursday 25 June – Welcome to the gift shop with Jules – 1pm
Tuesday 30 June – (Instagram event) Young Ambassador Jacob Jennings on his fascination with the Battle of Britain – 4pm
Thursday 2 July – Names from the wall 3 with Jules – 11am
Sunday 12 July – Virtual Memorial Day event (details to follow) – 11am
Tuesday 21 July – The National Memorial to the Few and Squadron badges with Jules – 2pm