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VIDEO: The Queen meets Battle of Britain pilots

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have been Kent today - to meet some of the last remaining members of The Few - the pilots who defended Britain from invasion in 1940. The Queen opened the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust's new visitor centre at Capel-le-Ferne - following in the footsteps of her mother, who unveiled the memorial at the cliff-top site in 1993. As the events of World War two fade from living memory the centre is designed to teach and remind the younger generations of the sacrifices made. Sarah Saunders reports.

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Remains of Spitfire discovered in Wiltshire

For people badly injured in battle, digging up the remains of a Spitfire shot down by enemy fire in World War Two might seem a little odd. But that's what's happening on Salisbury Plain where serving and former military personnel are helping archaeologists to unearth the wreckage.

Fred spoke to senior archaeologist Richard Osgood and asked him about Operation Nightingale.

New pictures of memorial visitor centre

An artist's impression of the new visitor centre Credit: Battle of Britain Memorial Trust

The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust has released new images of what the new visitor centre at Capel-Le-Ferne will look like.

An artist's impression of the new visitor centre Credit: Battle of Britain Memorial Trust
An artist's impression of the new visitor centre Credit: Battle of Britain Memorial Trust

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Honouring ''The Few'' with education centre

An ambitious plan to create a £2.8 million education centre at the national Battle of Britain Memorial in Kent is reaching a key stage. Fundraisers have secured half the cost already and the project is about to go out to tender.

We speak to Bob Foster - one of The Few - and Patrick Tootal from the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust, and visit the site at Capel-le-Ferne by the iconic white cliffs.

New images of memorial visitor centre

An artist's impression of the new visitor centre Credit: Battle of Britain Memorial Trust

The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust has released new images of what the new visitor centre at Capel-Le-Ferne will look like.

An artist's impression of the new visitor centre Credit: Battle of Britain Memorial Trust
An artist's impression of the new visitor centre Credit: Battle of Britain Memorial Trust

Design to be 'sympathetic' to surroundings

We were asked to design a building that would not dominate this tranquil site but would complement it and provide space for a visitor experience and learning facilities.

"We came up with the idea of using the two halves of the Spitfire wing to house the different elements and were delighted with the Trust's enthusiastic response to the plans.

– Nick Lawn, designer
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