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Battle of Britain Memorial

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Maintained by the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust CIO, the Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne is dedicated to Churchill’s famous “Few” who fought in the skies overhead to keep this country free from invasion in the summer and early autumn of 1940. 

The Christopher Foxley-Norris Memorial Wall lists the names of all those known to have taken 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 Wing building, was opened by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh in March 2015, is home to the  high-tech, multi-media Scramble Experience, which gives visitors a taste of what life was like to be one of the Few in 1940. It also houses a shop and a first-floor cafe with stunning views over the Channel towards France.

The site can also be opened on request for school visits or on other occasions and there are KS2 and KS3 worksheets available for school parties. See contact section for how to get in touch.


Entry to the site, including the Memorial and the replica aircraft, is free, but there is a small parking charge


New Dover Road Capel-le-Ferne, Nr. Folkestone
CT18 7JJ

Opening Times

The Memorial site itself is open 365 days a year to those on foot (access is via the side gate), with the car park, shop, cafe and Scramble Experience open as per the times shown below. 1 Mar to end Sep, 10am – 5pm (last entry to the experience/cafe 4.30pm) 1 Oct to end Feb, 10am – 4pm (last entry to the experience/cafe 3.30pm)

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Visitor Information Service
Folkestone Town Council
The Town Hall
1 – 2 Guildhall Street
CT20 1DY
01303 213173