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Old 15th Sep 2020, 10:05
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SLXOwft
 
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Battle of Britain Day - 80th Anniversary

There are quite a few events to commemorate the 80th anniversary.

Battle of Britain: 80th anniversary to be marked with events across UK

Battle of Britain: 'The few' remembered on 80th anniversary


In London, alternating union and RAF Ensign flags will fly on The Mall, according to the Ministry of Defence.
At the risk of sounding churlish, am I the only one who feels there should a few Canadian, Polish, and Czech Flags and White Ensigns scattered among them? In no way wishing to diminish the dominant role played by the Hurricane and Spitfire pilots I also hope the participation of the Blenheim, Beafighter, Gladiatior, Defiant and Whirlwind crews as well as 804 and 808 RNASs will not be overlooked. I was pleased to see the BBC (Wales) article, linked above, mentions a Canadian Sub Lt, Jack Conway Carpenter, who served with 229 and 46 Squadrons sadly being fatally shot down on 5 September 1940. The ability to feed in resources, both machinery and human, from many sources was IMHO one of Dowding and his subordinates great achievements.

Nice to see the essential contributions of the backroom girls (and boys) remembered. Battle of Britain's 'radar women' remembered
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