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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Dover
Town
Capel Le Ferne
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
THE CARVING WORKSHOP, MR JAMIE BUCHANAN, The Stone Shop, The Stone Shop
Ceremony
  • Foundation Stone
    Date: 19th June 1992
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
  • Undefined
    Date: 9 July 2000
    Attended by: Chaplain-in-Chief Royal Air Force
  • Unveiled
    Date: 09th July 1993
    Attended by: HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1482
Current location

West of Capel Le Ferne
New Dover Road - B2011
Capel Le Ferne
Dover
Kent
CT18 7ND
England

OS Grid Ref: TR 24563 38132
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A figure of an airman seated on a convex pedestal and looking out to sea in a contemplative mood. The figure is set in the hub of a three-bladed propeller cut into the chalk. The badges of 68 squadrons which participated in the Battle of Britain are carved on pedestal. WMR 73109 - The Foxley-Norris Wall
Inscription
On pedestal of airman figure: THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN MEMORIAL - OPENED BY HRH THE QUEEN MOTHER On entrance wall: NEVER IN THE FIELDS OF HUMAN CONFLICT WAS SO MUCH OWED BY SO MANY TO SO FEW WINSTON CHURCHILL
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Bixhead Blue
Listing information
Condition
History
2002: TRUSTEES ARE PLANNING TO PLACE FULL SIZE REPLICAS OF A HURRICANE AND SPITFIRE CLOSE TO THE VISITOR CENTRE. THE HURRICANE HAS BEEN BOUGHT THROUGH THE THE GENEROSITY OF ONE OF THE TRUSTEES AND THEY PLAN TO UNVEIL IT IN JULY 2003
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Battle of Britain Memorial Trust
Reference
  • www.battleofbritainmemorial.org/learn/history-of-the-memorial/the-memorial/
  • Kent Messenger - 8 August 2008 - 'The day day Britain feared the worst'
  • www.kentnews.co.uk - News pg.37
  • Kentish Gazette - www.kentonline.co.uk/sport - September 18 2003 pg.98
  • FlyPast - September 2000 - 'Honouring the Battle' pgs.32-47
  • www.kentonline.co.uk/news - September 13 2001 pg.47-49
  • The Guardian - Home News -Friday July 9 1993 - Photograph - Watchful eye...
  • Kent Messenger 1 August 2008 'Trustee appointed to help us remember'
  • Kent Messenger 22 Jun 2007 Article about the memorial day.
  • FOR YOUR TOMORROW: BRITISH SECOND WORLD WAR MEMORIALS by BOORMAN, DEREK P 82; P95 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:SESSIONS 1995 YORK

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