We’ve got a great series of events planned for the coming year – 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.
Sunday afternoon entertainment
We begin the year with a series of talks on Battle of Britain-linked themes, along with a great – and free – family film.
Sunday 10 February: Paul Tweddle talk – The Other Battle of Britain – Wing, 2.30, free to Hurricane members of Friends of the Few
Sunday 17 February: Melody Foreman talk – The Life And Times Of A Spitfire Girl – Wing, 2.30, free to Hurricane members of Friends of the Few
Sunday 10 March – join us for a free screening of David Walliams’ great family film Grandpa’s Great Escape – Wing, 2pm, FREE
Sunday 24 March – talk – Judy Williams, daughter of Wing Commander Ronald Kellett
Space is limited for all these events – book by ringing 01303 249292 or emailing email@example.com
Big Bikes at the site
Come down on the afternoon of Sunday 24 March to see some fine chromework as members of the Meridian Harleys Owners’ Club show off their steeds.
Kent Big Weekend
Vist us on the weekend of Saturday and Sunday 6/7 April and enjoy The Scramble Experience for free. Sign up here.
Music in May (Date TBC)
We’re looking forward to a visit from the Folkestone Community Swing Band. Keep an eye on the website for details.
D-Day Anniversary Event
We will be joining commemorations to mark the 75th anniverary of D-Day with a special event on Sunday 9 June. We will have music from the amazing Kent Youth Jazz Orchestra and the fantastic Folkestone Rock Choir – along with a visit from a group of Rolls Royce enthusiasts who love using the backdrop of the Memorial as a setting for their fine vehicles. Bring your cameras!
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.
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.