A striking memorial to those who flew and those who gave their lives in the Battle of Britain stands on the White Cliffs between Dover and Folkestone at Capel le Ferne. It is an ideal location and one which was all too familiar to both the RAF and the Luftwaffe during that desperate summer of 1940. During the battle of Britain, the RAF lost 544 aircrew and many more service and civilian personnel, both British and German, were also killed.
Visitors have access to the Memorial at any time but the facilities are open from 1st April until 30th September each year from 11.00-17.00 daily. Closing time in Autumn is earlier.
The site is free to visit.
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Facilities and services
- Toilets for disabled
At the visitors' centre, Hunting Lodge, light refreshments are available together with an interesting range of souvenir items. There is ample free parking for cars and coaches. Toilet facilities, including those for the disabled, are provided. The nearest station is Folkestone and there is a bus service which covers the one and a half miles to the site. By car, the Memorial is approached from either Dover or Folkestone via the B2011, and is less than 20 minutes away from the Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial at RAF Manston.
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