New family event a great success

The first family film show to be held at The Wing proved a great success on Sunday (10 March).

The Geoffrey Page Centre in The Wing welcomed a near-capacity audience to a free showing of Grandpa’s Great Escape, the heartwarming film based on the book by David Walliams.

The film, which tells the story of a former Spitfire Ace, now elderly and forgetful, who asks his grandson to help him escape from the old people’s home he thinks is a prisoner-of-war camp, was enjoyed by young and old alike.

Visitors were also able to enjoy The Scramble Experience and the other attractions at the Capel-le-Ferne site, while the shop and cafe were open for business as usual. Some of the youngsters are pictured below with site manager Jules Gomez.

The Trust is planning to hold regular film shows at the Memorial amongst a range of other events aimed at encouraging even more people to visit. The next event scheduled is another Sunday afternoon talk. On Sunday 24 March at 2.30pm, Judy Williams, a daughter of Wing Commander Ronald Kellett, will talk on his time as Squadron Commander of 303 (Polish) Squadron and other postings during World War II.

Booking is recommended as attendance is limited to just 50 people and the talk is already proving popular. Tickets are FREE for Hurricane members of Friends of the Few and just £5 for Spitfire members, while non-members pay £10. There’s more useful information here. Tickets can be booked by ringing 01303 249292 or emailing

Jules and children at film

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