Not to be forgotten in Capel-le-Ferne
The Battle of Britain Memorial is located in the small village of Capel-le-Ferne, just a short hop along the road from Dover. So, it makes a perfect addition to your visit to the magnificent Dover Castle.
The thoughtful and touching memorial is a monument to the brave and heroic aircrew who flew during the Second World War and risked their lives for our freedom.
The Battle of Britain took place between 10th July and 31st October 1940. Intense fighting relentlessly took place over the English Channel. The area over Dover and Folkestone was referred to as “Hellfire Corner”.
Where is the Battle of Britain Memorial?
How to get to the Battle of Britain Memorial
- By Train
You can catch a train to Dover Priory Railway Station, and then the 102 bus to Capel Le Ferne
- By Car
Follow the M20 Motorway until Folkestone and leave at J13 and follow the brown signs for the Battle of Britain Memorial.
The postcode for your sat-nav is CT18 7JJ
Overlooking the White Cliffs of DoverThe perfect spot
A touching RAF Memorial in KentRemembering those who fought against a common enemy
Point to Note
The Battle of Britain Memorial is free of charge and open 365 days a year if you are on foot. Parking is £1 an hour, and the money goes to the upkeep of the memorial.
You can visit their website too, with up to date information of events being held at the memorial.
The Heroes of the Battle of BritainA touching memorial
The memorial was opened on July 9th, 1993 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.
However, this only happened by the persistence of an airman, Pilot Officer Geoffrey Page. Geoffrey Page was shot down during the battle and bailed out into the sea with severe burns in 1940. He was credited with destroying 15 enemy aircraft.
The detail at the Battle of Britain MemorialIt's there in plain sight
Lest we forgetThe sacrifices made
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