On Thursday 8 October Museum staff and visitors welcomed 5 runners undertaking a five day 80 mile charity run to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
Their purpose was to raise awareness of the ‘Few’, to fundraise for the Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne and the Kent Battle of Britain Museum at Hawkinge and to promote locations connected with the battle.
Before arriving at the Museum the team had run on day 1 from Duxford to Debden, day 2 from North Weald to Biggin Hill and Kenley via Hornchurch, day 3 from the Uxbridge Bunker to Bentley Priory via Northolt and day 4 from Westhampnett to Tangmere. During the visit to the Museum, Director, Dudley Hooley presented each of the runners with one of the Museum booklets entitled ‘Tangmere and the Battle of Britain’.
After a tour around the Museum the team left to stay overnight in Kent in preparation for their last day (a marathon in distance) from Manston to Capel-le-Ferne.
Photos: Mike Bennett