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Last Updated: Sunday, 3 July, 2005, 11:42 GMT 12:42 UK
Battle of Britain monument opens
A new monument honouring the 2,927 pilots who flew in the Battle of Britain has been unveiled.

The Christopher Foxley-Norris Wall was built at the National Memorial to The Few site at Capel le Ferne, Kent.

A ceremony, coinciding with an annual memorial day, was carried out by HRH Prince Michael of Kent.

The monument to the 1940 Battle of Britain consists of 15 standing panels which have the pilots' names inscribed on them.

It was built by craftsmen from East Farleigh near Maidstone.

The late Sir Christopher Foxley-Norris, the man who the memorial is named after, was a Hurricane pilot and chairman of the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust.

The trust had an aircraft flypast during Sunday's unveiling.




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