National Memorial to the Few - Battle of Britain Memorial Trust
The National Memorial to the Few - Dedicated to the heroic and selfless deeds of the men who won the Battle of Britain, 10 July to 31 October, 1940.The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust is the charity charged with caring for the National Memorial to the Few at Capel-le-Ferne in Kent. In early 2017 it became a CIO and also now incorporates the Battle of Britain Fighter Association, the body only those who served in the Battle of Britain are entitled to join. The Trust works to preserve the memory of those who Churchill named as the “Few” and who protected this country from invasion in the summer and early autumn of 1940. In March 2015, after a successful fund-raising campaign, the Trust unveiled The Wing, a state-of-the-art visitor and education centre which includes the impressive Scramble Experience. This exciting new addition to the features on offer at the Memorial was opened by Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. The Wing, which includes the Geoffrey Page Centre, increasingly recognised as the venue for regular talks and events, is dedicated to the bravery and sacrifice of those who took part in the Battle of Britain. While The Wing is a fantastic addition to the facilities, it puts more pressure on our supporters, since the Trust now has to find around £100,000 a years to meet the running costs of the whole site. Please help if you can!