Folkestone in Kent, England, United Kingdom
Battle of Britain Memorial
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.”
20th August 1940
Hawker Hurricane · Supermarine Spitfire · Bristol Blenheim · Boulton Paul Defiant · Gloster Gladiator
And Unveiled by
HRH Michael of Kent GCVO
The Patron of the Trust
On 3rd July 2005
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.’
Erected 2005 by The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Folkestone, England CT18 7JJ, United Kingdom.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lord Dowding (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir Keith Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Instruments of Punishment (approx. 8 kilometers away); Rebuilt Bank (approx. 8 kilometers away); Old Market Hall (approx. 8.1 kilometers away); St. Mary’s Church and Cannon Street (approx. 8.1 kilometers away); Market Square (approx. 8.1 kilometers away); Dover’s defences (approx. 8.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Folkestone.
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Britain Memorial. (Submitted on September 26, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Battle of Britain Memorial, Capel-le-Ferne. (Submitted on September 26, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Categories. • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 60 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 26, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.