Battle Of Britain Memorial Day

Jan Leeming

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Me looking brave before taking to the air (and the wing) of the plane. Wow, it was cold !! But the whole experience was totally exhilarating.



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Date: 12th July 2015


Where does time go. Another year and here we were again commemorating Battle of Britain Memorial Day – this time the 75th Anniversary of that brief period in WW2 which changed the tide of the war to the Allies favour.

It was quite chilly but the rain kept off other than a few light showers. Sadly, this year, there were only six veterans to lay wreaths at the monument – four having died in the last few months. They are now all in their nineties and predominantly frail. And it is an honour to have met so many and to count one or two as ‘friends’.

I didn’t take my ‘proper’ camera this year but couldn’t leave without taking at least one photo on my Iphone to share with you.

This is the Memorial with the newly opened ‘Wing’ in the background. If you haven’t visited, do think of doing so. It is a superb memorial to the RAF and to the Battle of Britain. On a fine day you couldn’t take a cup of coffee or a glass of wine in a better spot with a view over the Channel to France. And the ‘Scramble’ Experience has to be seen to be appreciated.



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