We’ve got some great events happening here at Capel-le-Ferne in 2019 – and we are working hard to fill the rest of the calendar. The Memorial and The Scramble Experience are great to visit at any time, but when there is something extra on offer, it really makes a day out special. And don’t forget the cafe and shop are always open, too. There’s more useful information here
Spitfires over Capel-le-Ferne
Our friends from Aero Legends offer unique flights alongside – or even inside – vintage aircraft, including the iconic Spitfire. The good news for us is that most of their flights take in the Memorial, giving those of us watching from the ground almost as much of a thrill as those who are experiencing the trip of a lifetime.
So come down to the site on any of the dates below and you stand a great chance of seeing a Spitfire, Hurricane – or perhaps even both – in the sky over the Memorial. Even the accompanying aircraft – a De Havilland Devon – is a classic machine that’s worth seeing in its own right. Here are the dates for your diaries –
June 13 – 16 and 27 – 30
July 6 and 7, 18 – 21, 25 – 28
August 8 – 11, 22 – 25
September 12 – 15, 19 – 22.
Memorial Day 2019
The highlight of our summer, Memorial Day is a chance to pay your respects to the men who fought so valiantly to protect this country in the summer and early autumn of 1940. This year’s commemoration is on Sunday 7 July. Gates open at 10am.
Sunday afternoon entertainment
We have a regular Sunday afternoon programme of talks on Battle of Britain-linked themes, along with the occasional free family film day. The talks are all held in the comfortable surroundings of our Wing building. Refreshments are available from the Cockpit Cafe. Keep an eye on this page for new talks as they are arranged.
Sunday 28 July – Andy Saunders will deliver a fascinating talk on “Battle of Britain Oddities” at 2.30pm in The Wing
Sunday 29 September – Jim Nicolson will speak on “James Nicolson VC DFC” at 2.30pm. Jim is the nephew of James Nicolson, the only Fighter Command pilot to have been awarded the Victoria Cross.
Sunday 6 October – Wing Commander Sophy Gardner MBE RAF (rtd) will provide a unique, in-depth insight into the subject of The RAF and Memorials.
Space is limited for all these events – book by ringing 01303 249292 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hardest Day
Join us on Sunday 18 August when we celebrate what has become known as the Battle of Britain’s ‘Hardest Day’. We will be joined by the Folkestone Community Swing Band and will have a range of other attractions on offer. It’s still in the planning stages but we are hoping to bring back our popular Airfix Make & Paint event and plenty more besides. Keep an eye on the website.
Sunday 1 September sees the return of the Ramsgate Old Motor and Motorcycle Club for their now annual visit to the site. Come along to see some splendid old vehicles, polished up to look their very best against the fantastic backdrop of the Memorial.
Battle of Britain Day
Join us on Sunday 15 September when we mark Battle of Britain Day with our usual 11am commemoration service.
On Monday 11 November the Trust will mark Remembrance Day with a Service of Commemoration at 11 am.