Battle of Britain Memorial

The Battle of Britain, lasting three months and three weeks, ended on the 31st of October, 1940. Acknowledged as a turning point in the Second World War, and one of the most significant moments in modern British history, The Battle of Britain is rightly commemorated with fly-pasts and concerts.

Monument to The Few
If you wish to grasp the bravery of the pilots who took part in The Battle of Britain, and reflect on your present blessings, a decent spot is the National Memorial to the Few at Capel-le-Ferne on the white cliffs of Dover, Kent — a memorial that feels right in situation and sentiment. The location offers a place for quiet reflection on the sacrifices made to safeguard the future of Britain. The figure of a seated pilot looking out to sea, by artist Harry Gray, watches over a vista that the Battle of Britain pilots would have known very well.

The memorial was opened by the Queen Mother in 1993, and there's a splendid visitor centre behind the memorial in the shape of a Spitfire wing. You may need to shelter in their. It can get quite gusty on the cliffs.

At an appropriate moment, gents, let's raise a tumbler of whisky — 'To The Few.'


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