The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust
A Very Proud Moment
On Thursday 26th March 2015, six members of the Few, Squadron Leader Geoffrey Wellum, Wing Commander Tom Neil, Wing Commander Paul Farnes, Squadron Leader Tony Pickering, Flying Officer Ken Wilkinson and Flight Lieutenant Owen Burns were on hand as Her Majesty The Queen unveiled The Wing, the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust’s visitor and education centre at Capel-le-Ferne.
Her Majesty The Queen meeting Paul Farnes and Tony Pickering
Her Majesty The Queen talking with Colin and other Trustee's
Maintained by the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust, the site at Capel-le-Ferne is dedicated to Churchill’s famous “Few” who fought in the skies overhead to keep this country free from invasion.
The Memorial itself inspires quiet reflection on the bravery and sacrifice shown by the aircrew – fewer than 3,000 men – who flew, fought and sometimes died in probably the most crucial battle fought by this country in the whole of the 20th century.
The Christopher Foxley-Norris Memorial Wall lists the names of all those who took part in the Battle of Britain, while a replica Spitfire and Hurricane stand nearby as a reminder of the iconic machines they flew to victory.
The high-tech, multi-media Scramble Experience gives people a taste of what life was like to be one of the Few in 1940, while the Geoffrey Page Centre has been designed as a learning environment that is now available to schools.
The Memorial itself is free to visit and can be accessed on foot all day, every day. The car park and the Wing, including The Scramble Experience, open from 10 am every day and close at 4pm from 1 October to 28 February, at 5pm from March to the end of May and then at 6pm through to the end of September. There is a charge for The Scramble Experience.
A proud family around the unveiling plaque
We have been proud supporters and fundraisers for the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust since 1992. We have raised large sums of money through signing events and auctions over the years.
Please visit http://www.battleofbritainmemorial.org/
Thank you for your continued support
This tree was planted at the National Arboretum with the monies collected from Duxford Air show.
Thank you for your support
I would just like to keep you all up to date, that the monies raised last year and May of this year have contributed into purchasing this stunning Sector Clock which has been restored and is now in place at
Capel-le-Ferne honouring our great friend Wing Commander Bob Foster.
We would like to thank everybody who contributed at the signing events it is nice to see all the funds that were given have gone to something so worthwhile.