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News Archive for July, 2009

Museum volunteer embarks on BoB-to-BoB

Friday, July 24th, 2009

Dean Sumner, one of our faithful Museum volunteers, is planning to ride his trusty 2-wheeled steed on a sponsored cycle ride to help raise additional funding for the Museum extension. On the up-and-coming August Bank Holiday, Dean intends to cycle from the Battle of Britain Monument in London (then via the Museum for a welcome refreshment stop) to the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne near Folkestone.

The Route

Anyone wishing to pledge some support for Dean’s effort on behalf of the extension funds, please contact the Museum. Any sponsorship is very much appreciated.

Deano Bike

Note: the cycle Dean is sitting on in the picture is not the one he will be riding; he needs to cover a distance of over 80 miles – not 80 yards!

Museum extension takes shape

Friday, July 24th, 2009

The long awaited plan to start building the Museum extension has now begun and great progress has already been achieved with this exciting development. Within two weeks since the work started in mid-July, the foundations have been laid and the brick piers are growing in height. It is hoped that the completed extension will be ready for opening in August 2009. More in-progress updates to follow.

Work starts on the new Museum extension

Art Sale Weekend

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

The art sale that took place at the Museum over the weekend of 11th/12th July 2009 was a rewarding endeavour towards the Museum fund-raising. In addition to a variety of prints being purchased, several original artworks were sold that included three of the last remaining Geoff Nutkins paintings from the acclaimed ‘Scenes of the Battle of Britain’. There are still some ‘bargains’ available and enquiries are welcome by either visiting or contacting the Museum.

Art sale weekend

Summer 2009 Gazette

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

The latest all colour edition of ‘Friends of The Few’ has been sent out to Museum Club members. Contents include:

  • V-1′s from Normandy
  • ‘Archie’ Harrington – American RAF night-fighter ‘ace’
  • Story of one of ‘The Few’ from Belgium
  • ‘The White Hart’ Blackout Screen
  • A last memory of the Australian ‘ace’ Pat Hughes
  • Adam Ostrowski – A hero of Wilenski Squadron
  • A youngster’s wartime art
  • Usual regular features and news about Museum activities

Summer 2009 Gazette