Battle of Britain Memorial
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 all too often paid the ultimate price 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.
After being opened by Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh in March 2015, our iconic new Wing building is also helping visitors find out more about the Battle.
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. A new library and resource centre will open in the former visitors' centre shortly.
A shop and a first floor cafe with stunning views over the Channel towards France completes this fantastic new building, which was opened at the start of the 75th anniversary of the Battle.
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