Battle of Britain Memorial.Capel-le-Ferne,Kent.

Discussion in 'WW2 Museums. Events, & places to see.' started by Owen, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Went here yesterday morning. Eldest son asked to go.
    Here's a link to a website about it.
    Battle of Britain Memorial
    Before we got there had a good chat with a Normandy Veteran at Sainsbury's in Folkstone. He hit the beach at Gold with DLI,50th Div on D-Day.
    Then later at Dover Castle got chatting with an 1st Bn Irish Guards Veteran who was badly wounded at Anzio.
    Top day for meeting Veterans.
    The B of B memorial is rather good too.
     
  2. lancesergeant

    lancesergeant Senior Member

    The memorial at Capel le Ferne is a good monument didn't realise till later that a lot of the BofB took place over it - I thought most of the battle was over London Dover way. The Battle of Britain museum at Hawkinge is only about two and a half miles from Folkestone, did you get chance to call in.
     
  3. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Did the Hawkinge Museum last year.
    Recommended.
     
  4. lancesergeant

    lancesergeant Senior Member

    I went earlier this year, one to be recommended. I spent that long reading all the stuff ran out of time. The exhibits in the armoury look in superb condition, I wish I'd started there first.

    Pity they built all around it. Would have been nice if they had preserved it as a national history type museum. Since building on the land the developers have found out that a lot of asbestos sheet that was in the buildings and hangers was used to fill the bomb craters. They have a problem now of a brown site, contaminated and complaints from the residents.
     
  5. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Met up with Drew5233 (Andy and his good lady) there on Saturday. Took pics of the memorial and names (pilots who took part) if anyone is interested.

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  6. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Continued:-

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  7. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    And the remainder.

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  8. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Finally

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  9. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Here's my collection from the day.

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  10. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

  11. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

  12. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

  13. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

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    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

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    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

  16. nicks

    nicks Very Senior Member

    I thought I'd tag a few of mine on here, from my visit last week.

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  17. nicks

    nicks Very Senior Member

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  18. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Some nice photos there.
     
  19. JohnV

    JohnV Junior Member

    Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will be appearing there twice on Sunday afternoon, 24/7/10, plus a few of the remaining 'Few' will be attending.
     
  20. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    There is a big ceremony these this coming weekend according to the site's Facebook page.
     

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