Battle of Britain visitor centre taking shape

Steels being erected for a 'wing' at the new visitor centre Credit: Battle of Britain Memorial Trust

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.

The new building replicates the shape of a spitfire wing Credit: Battle of Britain Memorial Trust

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.