Military memorials and cemeteries in Folkestone

Battle of Britain Memorial, Capel-le-Ferne

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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 July 9 1993. It is formed of a large propellor shape, with the figure of a seated pilot sitting at the centre carved by Harry Gray. Also on the site are replicas of a Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire and the Christopher Foxley-Norris Memorial Wall, on which appear the names of the almost 3000 fighter aircrew who flew in the Battle.

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Nino Mann
15 May 2014
Decent site but needs a bit more development for such a key moment in our history. Great views of the cliffs and channel (and cap Griz Nez/calais) on a day like this...
A. D.
10 October 2010
Well worth also visiting the nearby Kent Battle of Britain Museum to make a day of it. Check their website for opening hours though - closed on a Monday and through the Winter months... www.kbobm.org
Petras Vaicius
7 July 2013
Not just a memorial! Amazing views of the Dover cliffs - can relax and sink in the sun.
Hanneke Fialka
14 July 2017
Impressive memorial site.
Heather Osborne
9 February 2015
Love this place do volunteer work here
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101 New Dover Road, Capel le Ferne, Folkestone, Kent CT18 7JL, UK

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Open hours
Fri 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Sat-Sun 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
Mon 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
Tue 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Wed 11:00 AM–7:00 PM
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