The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust will again be marking Battle of Britain Day by holding a short service of commemoration at the site on Sunday 15 September.
Members of the public are warmly invited to join Trustees, staff, volunteers and standard bearers at the National Memorial to the Few, at the heart of the site at Capel-le-Ferne, to join this short service in honour of the fewer-than 3,000 aircrew who defended these shores in 1940.
15 September is commemorated as Battle of Britain Day because it saw some of the fiercest fighting of the Battle, but despite sending over huge numbers of bombers, the Luftwaffe finished the day further away from the air superiority it was seeking than it had been that morning.
People standing on what is now the Memorial site would have witnessed large formations of German aircraft building up across the Channel at about 11am, with another attack happening at lunchtime. The fighting continued throughout the day.
Seventy-nine years on, the Trust will mark the Few’s bravery with a short service that will begin at 11am. Please arrive by 10.50am.