Second year university student Fyona Cunningham combined an interest in photography with her love of history when she spent a week’s placement at the Memorial helping to photograph and catalogue some of the Trust’s growing collection of logbooks, medals and Battle of Britain-related documents.
Fyona, who lives in Ashford and is studying history at Canterbury Christ Church University, took on the placement as part of her ’employability’ module and was interviewed by Trustees Andy Simpson and Barry Duffield as part of the process.
Barry also helped her brush up her photography skills so that she could capture the best images of the various items she was asked to catalogue during her week working with the archive in Hunting Lodge, our new library and resource centre.
“It was amazing being able to work with original documents from the Battle of Britain and handle some of the artefacts. I have always been keen on photography and it was good to learn some new skills. I have been studying Nazi Germany as part of my course, which made it even more interesting.”
Of the Memorial, Fyona said: “It’s a fantastic place, so calm and peaceful. I was particularly impressed with The Scramble Experience, which tackles a really important part of history in such an accessible way. This is something that should be better known and that’s exactly what the Trust is helping to do.
“I really enjoyed my week with the Trust and I hope to visit again soon.”