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Lon More
15th Sep 2013, 15:44
Today, 15 September is the anniversary of Battle of Britain Day (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Britain_Day)

http://www.jeremyjacobs.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Plakat1940.jpg

Anyone feeling flush might consider a donation to the RAF Benevolent Fund (http://www.rafbf.org/)

radeng
15th Sep 2013, 22:11
So I was going to give 25 - but the web site won't accept that amount.

Easier to send them a cheque..........So many of these charities make it so hard that they doubtless lose out. The Salvation Army is MUCH easier to give to...

500N
15th Sep 2013, 22:13
Interesting that they are all Sgts in the poster.

bosnich71
16th Sep 2013, 00:05
Could it be that the majority were but it was kept quiet ? Ginger Lacey certainly was,during the Battle anyway.

500N
16th Sep 2013, 00:24
Just having a cursory glance through the name of those who got the
Battle of Britain Clasp - 3000 of them, yes, a lot of Sgt's but a lot of
Officers as well.

Wiki has the list, I didn't go to any other sources on line to cross check.

Airborne Aircrew
16th Sep 2013, 00:36
500N:

Interesting that they are all Sgts in the poster.

I was looking at that too... It may not be 5 of 5 but it's definitely 3 of 5... :ok:

mikedreamer787
16th Sep 2013, 02:16
Hear hear Lon. Unfortunately the site won't accept
my quids neither.

I was asked once if I was a 19yo in 1940 whether
I would've signed up with the RAF and take on the
Jerries. I replied probably yes as long as no bugger
told me the current odds of survival and just what
the hell I'd be in for.

Then again as a 19yo I felt I was indestructible so
I'd've gone in anyway I suppose.

Hats off to The Few whose memory will last well
beyond the last surviving Spit and Hurri.

alisoncc
16th Sep 2013, 03:20
500N:Quote: Interesting that they are all Sgts in the poster.
I was looking at that too... It may not be 5 of 5 but it's definitely 3 of 5... http://images.ibsrv.net/ibsrv/res/src:www.pprune.org/get/images/smilies/thumbs.gifGoing by the cut of their jackets - thick blue serge, reckon all in the poster were NCO's. The style was still very much in fashion when I joined in 1960.

Lon More
16th Sep 2013, 13:11
Site worked OK for me. Hopefully they were being flooded with donations yesterday