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The Battle of Britain Memorial

    

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Address : New Dover Road 18, Capel-le-Ferne, United Kingdom     Google maps

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The Battle of Britain Memorial is a monument to aircrew who flew in the Battle of Britain. It is sited on the White Cliffs at Capel-le-Ferne, near Folkestone, on the coast of Kent. It was initiated by the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust, and opened by the Queen Mother on 9 July 1993. It is formed of a large propeller-shaped base, with the figure of a seated pilot carved by Harry Gray sitting at the centre. The propeller shape has lead the monument to be considered a hill figure. Also on the site are replicas of a Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire and the Christopher Foxley-Norris Memorial Wall, on which appears the names of the almost 3,000 fighter aircrew who flew in the Battle. In October 2010 HRH The Duchess of Cornwall unveiled a bust of Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park by sculptor Will Davies at the site.

The Wing is the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust’s new building at the Capel-le-Ferne site of the National Memorial to the Few. The building was open on March 28th, 2015. The building was designed by Folkestone architectural practice Godden Allen Lawn in the shape of a Spitfire wing.
The Wing is not a museum but houses The Scramble Experience, which uses audio-visual effects, a video wall and other special techniques to show something of what it was like for the Few in the summer and early autumn of 1940. Please note that admission fee applies to the Scramble Experience.


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Published :  15/11/2015 (d/m/y) 14:05

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