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All lit up for evening visits

Updated: May 25, 2021

We shared some great pictures of the illuminated National Memorial to the Few back in December - and our work to transform the site after dusk is continuing to make progress.

Thanks to the generosity of Trust friend and supporter Alastair Kerr, contractors have just finished installing lights that will illuminate the Christopher Foxley-Norris Memorial Wall, highlighting – literally – the names of the fewer-than 3,000 men of the Royal Air Force who defeated the Luftwaffe in the summer and early autumn of 1940.

And our aim of making the Memorial as stunning to visit after dark as it is in the daytime is set to continue. Again thanks to Alastair’s generosity, work will start soon on lighting up the replica aircraft, the propeller blades at the entrance to the site and the Beaverbrook wall which carries the famous Churchill quote: “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed, by so many, to so few”.

Two things to bear in mind, though - we want you to enjoy the dusk experience but we would also like you to visit during the daytime so that you can enjoy The Scramble Experience in The Wing. We've got new delicacies on offer in the Cockpit Cafe and the shop is well-stocked with great gift ideas. And secondly, don't leave it too late - to save energy and protect the local wildlife, the lighting goes off at 9.30pm each evening.

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