I took the old road from Dover towards Folkestone today & came across the Battle of Britain Memorial.

The Battle of Britain Memorial is a monument to aircrew who flew in the Battle of Britain and is sited on the White Cliffs at Capel-le-Ferne, near Folkestone, on the south coast of Kent.

It was initiated by the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust, and opened by the Queen Mother on 9 July 1993.

The monument centrepiece is formed of a large propeller-shaped base, with the figure of a seated pilot carved by Harry Gray sitting at the centre.

Also on the site are replicas of a Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire and the Christopher Foxley-Norris Memorial Wall, on which appears the names of the almost 3,000 fighter aircrew who flew in the Battle.

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