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Posted on Thursday 26th March

The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust's new visitor centre, The Wing, is being officially opened today – Thursday, 26 March – by Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh.

The Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne was originally unveiled by Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother on 9 July 1993. The new visitor and education centre, which has been built and fitted out by the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust, will be open to the public for the first time on Saturday, 28 March.

During her 45-minute visit, Her Majesty will tour the new building, observe schoolchildren completing worksheets on the battle and meet some of the last remaining members of The Few. If the weather is fine, a flypast by a Spitfire, Hurricane and Typhoon will mark the end of the visit.

Further Reading

A History of the Battle of Britain Fighter Association

Only £19.99

A History of the Battle of Britain Fighter Association

(Hardback - 176 pages)
by Geoff Simpson

In 1945 it was announced that Allied airmen who had taken part in the Battle of Britain in 1940 would be entitled to the “immediate” award of the 1939-1945 Star, with Battle of Britain Clasp. This was the only Clasp awarded with the 1939-1945 Star.

In the following years holders of the Clasp held informal get-togethers. In 1958 the Battle of Britain Fighter Association (BBFA) was formed, with full membership only available… Read more...


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