Welcome support from museum friends

Our friends at the Kent Battle of Britain Museum just a few miles away in Hawkinge are helping us attract more visitors by inviting us to display a promotional banner at the site.

The museum, which houses an amazing collection of Battle of Britain aircraft, artefacts and personal memorabilia related to the Few, closes over the winter for maintenance, but the gates are open while volunteers are on the site.

Motorists arriving at the site this winter and finding the museum closed will at least discover they have the option of driving a couple of miles coastwards and visiting the Memorial.

While the Trust attempts to tell the story of the Battle of Britain in The Scramble Experience, the site here at Capel-le-Ferne is very much a memorial rather than a museum and the Trust sees the comprehensive collection of artefacts at Hawkinge as a complementary attraction. Visitors to each site are encouraged to make the short trip to the other and are even offered a map showing the route between the two locations.

The museum is currently awaiting the arrival of a CASA 2.111B / Heinkel He 111H-16 which is due to be renovated by the team and will be on display at the museum from April next year. There is more information on the museum’s website.

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Trust PR consultant Malcolm Triggs (left) and Kent Battle of Britain Museum Trust chairman Dave Brocklehurst with the promotional banner

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