611 Squadron honoured on National Memorial to The Few at Capel le Ferne

611 Squadron are honoured on the National Memorial to The Few at Capel le Ferne near Folkestone, Kent. The site is located on the cliff top looking out across the English Channel towards France. It has an embankment around the outside resembling a protected fighter pen, but much larger, with a paved area inside in the shape of a three bladed propellor. In the centre is a seated figure of a pilot in flying kit, holding his helmet and gazing towards France. On the circular base are the crests of all the Squadrons that took part in the Battle, including 611. To the rear is a black, gloss finished, wall with the names of all the pilots who took part, almost 3,000 from the RAF, reserve organisations, Fleet Air Arm and Allied Air Forces. It comprises 15 two metre high panels.

There are full size replica Hurricane and Spitfire aircraft, a shop and sitting area and display panels about the Battle and memorial.

It is free to visit, very moving and an excellent tribute to 611 and the other fighter squadrons that fought in the Battle of Britain in 1940.

For more information, please see battleofbritainmemorial.org to view the memorial web site.