The Trust is proud to have supported the Royal British Legion by providing the 'canvas' for two seven-metre high poppy murals painted to mark this year's centenary of the RBL and the start of Armed Forces Week.
The giant poppies have been painted on the embankments that flank the iconic central statue of a lone Battle of Britain airman at the site at Capel-le-Ferne and were drawn freehand by a team of landscapers from Agrovista Amenity.
Richard Hunting CBE, chairman of the Trust, said: “The Trust is delighted to have been asked to host this remarkable artwork, which pays tribute to the fantastic work done by the Royal British Legion over the past 100 years and to the sacrifices made by service men and women through the years. This clifftop home of the National Memorial to the Few makes a stunning backdrop and we hope many people come to enjoy this splendid work.”
The poppy murals will be officially unveiled at a ceremony on Thursday, 24 June to mark the centenary of the Royal British Legion and ahead of Armed Forces Day on Saturday, 26 June. The event will feature Legion standard bearers representing the county of Kent and five local branches, Dover White Cliffs, Downs, Eastry, St Margaret's-at-Cliffe, and Staple.
The Wing and car park at the site are currently open from Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm, but pedestrian access to the site is possible at all times.