Memorial Day Sunday 1 July 2018

Memorial Day is an exciting and colourful tribute to the heroes of the Battle of Britain.  The Central Band of the Royal Air Force, a parade of standards and the historic aircraft of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight* make this a day to remember.

One of the few remaining veterans from the Battle of Britain is due to join us at Memorial Day 2018, just two weeks before his 100th birthday.Wing Commander Paul Farnes DFM, AE is expected to be a VIP guest at the Trust’s annual commemoration, which takes place on Sunday 1 July here at the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne.

The event, which also features a flypast and display by aircraft from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (weather permitting) will this year mark the 25th anniversary of the unveiling of the National Memorial to the Few, the centrepiece of the clifftop site.

The free event begins at 10.30am with a display by the Kent Wing ATC Band, followed by a display by the Kent Wing Drill Display Team.Music from the Royal Air Force Central Band will be followed by the arrival of the Sovereign’s Colour of the RAuxAF, carried by No 600 (City of London) Squadron RAuxAF, along with the Polish Air Force replica standard, ahead of a Royal Salute at 1.30pm.A service of Commemoration will then take place followed  by the Laying of personal tributes at the Memorial Wall.  Please note the Wing and Scramble Experience will be closed from 12.30 to 2.30pm.

A flying display* by a Spitfire and Hurricane of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will take place at 3.00pm

Sunset Ceremony at 4.00pm followed by the National Anthem

*flypast and flying display subject to weather and serviceability.



2 thoughts on “Memorial Day Sunday 1 July 2018

    Hello we are looking to come along on Sunday 1st July – can you tell me please is there disabled parking? and is it possible to have a picnic within the grounds?

    Thank you in advance – Jayne

    Dear Jayne,

    there is a General Public parking area on the day as our main car park is used for invited guests. There will be limited disabled parking but I must stress that there is a small walk to the main area and I would recommend to get in early otherwise you will have to park with the rest of the General Public.

    as for a picnic, there is no designated area for this as you will appreciate it can get very busy with visitors on the day. There will be food and refreshments available on the day to purchase.



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