A milestone in the construction of a new visitor centre at the Battle of Britain memorial near Folkestone is about to be reached.
The 3.5 million pound visitor centre at Capel le Ferne will honour pilots from the famous battle fought in the skies over Kent.
Now a steel framework that will recreate the shape of R J Mitchell’s iconic Spitfire wing – including its distinctive upward slope - is being put in place to create a spectacular building with a first floor balcony area offering views across The Channel.
The building should be finished towards the end of this summer, and visitors to the annual Memorial Day on Sunday 6 July will have The Wing as a dramatic new backdrop.
The A20 is blocked at Capel-le-Ferne, with hazardous driving conditions due to recovery work and ice between Alkham Valley Road (Round Hill Tunnel) and B2011 (Court Wood Interchange). The road is currently blocked to recover a lorry that's got stuck in the central reservation.
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.