Memorial details

Memorial type
Wall
District
Dover
Town
Capel Le Ferne
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 3 July 2005
    Attended by: HRH The Duke of Kent
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
73109

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Current location

On the coast side of the Wing building.
Battle of Britain Memorial,
Foxley-Norris Memorial Wall
New Dover Rd
Capel Le Ferne
Dover
Kent
CT18 7ND
England

OS Grid Ref: TR 24561 38175
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A line of fifteen black panels. The centre panel has the dedication, the seven panels on each side show the names. There is also a poem on a separate panel. WMR 1482 - Battle of Britain Memorial
Inscription
THE CHRISTOPHER FOXLEY-NORRIS / MEMORIAL WALL / IS DEDICATED TO THE AIRCREW / WHO FLEW DURING / THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN / 10th JULY 1940 – 31st OCTOBER 1940 // “Never in the field of human conflict / was so much owed by so many to so few”. / WINSTON S. CHURCHILL / 20th August 1940 // ( 5 aircraft) // ERECTED BY THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN MEMORIAL TRUST / AND UNVEILED BY / HRH PRINCE MICHAEL OF KENT GCVO / THE PATRON OF THE TRUST / ON 3rd JULY 2005 // On separate panel: OUR WALL // Here inscribed the names of friends we knew Young men with whom we often flew, Scrambled to many angels high, They knew that they or friends might die. Many were very scarcely trained, And many badly burnt or maimed. Behind each name a story lies Of bravery in summer skies; Though many brave unwritten tales Were simply told in vapour trails. Many now lie in sacred graves And many rest beneath the waves, Outnumbered every day they flew, Remembered here as just ‘The Few’. William L B Walker 616 squadron
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 2947
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: Surname, with one addition.
Components
  • Wall
    Measurements: depth c150mm, height c2,500mm, width c18,000mm
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Memorial: £75,000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Battle of Britain Trust
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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