Get stuck in! Make and Paint returns

Another day of free model making is on offer at the National Memorial to the Few at Capel-le-Ferne next weekend (Saturday 6 June).

The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust is again working with Hornby to give youngsters the chance to make, paint and take home a free Airfix model.

There will also be live jazz from the NK Stompers, stalls, refreshments and a display by the Hawkinge Flyers majorettes, all completely free.

The model aircraft will of course be Spitfires, the iconic fighters that helped to save the country from invasion 75 years ago in the Battle of Britain.

Visitors to this year’s fun day, which starts at 10am, will also have the chance to tour the new Scramble Experience in The Wing, opened by Her Majesty the Queen, accompanied by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, in March of this year.

Early risers can also say farewell to a group of charity Land Rover drivers who will be leaving the site at 8am en route to Brugge on an annual fund-raiser.

The Kent enthusiasts, who have been organising these trips since 2010, used the National Memorial as their UK departure point last year, but this year they are also donating the proceeds from the two-day charity trip to the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle.

Organiser Peter Wales said that since the events began five years ago the group had raised more than £31,000 for charity, including nearly £2,500 already raised for the Trust this year. “We are hoping to break through the £35,000 barrier this year and we felt that the Trust was an ideal candidate to benefit from this year’s run because of the 75th anniversary,” he said.

The group is expecting 40 classic Land Rovers registered between 1948 and 1975 to travel across the Channel to Brugge, where the group will raise more cash with a charity auction on the Sunday.









Young jazz band the NK Stompers are one of the added attractions at this year’s Make and Paint event on Saturday 6 June.

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