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15th September 1940 Battle of Britain Day and the Impressive Battle of Britain Monument, Victoria Embankment

Battle of Britain Memorial 'The Few'
Battle of Britain Memorial 'The Few'

Battle of Britain Day marks the event of the 15th September 1940 when Britain faced the biggest aerial attack of the war

The biggest aerial attack was launched on the 15th of September 1940 against Britain, a raid that lasted all day till dusk and involved 1500 enemy combat aircraft from the German Luftwaffe. The battle was the climax of the Battle of Britain, German Luftwaffe against the Royal Air Force of fight Fighter Command, the stakes could not be higher, Churchill’s speech on the 20th August a month earlier could not be truer which polarised the phrase ‘the few’;

Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few

Rt Hon Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister

London marks this pivotal time in British history with a serious of remarkable memorials. Please take a moment thought of what the participants went through during these trying times.

The Royal Air Force Service of Thanksgiving and Rededication on Battle of Britain Sunday

For those of us who have been fortunate enough to live in a country where war on your street, town or countryside is not present it is astonishing to think life continues, the first Royal Air Force Service of Thanksgiving and Rededication was held at St Paul’s Cathedral in 1943 – while the country was still in the middle of the war. Attendance to the service included many of the surviving airman from the battle only a few short years earlier. The service continues each year and is now held at Westminster Abbey. Please take a moment to browse Westminster Abbey      

Monument commemorating the Battle of Britain, A eye level masterpiece designed for the public to interact, Embankment, Westminster

The monuments detail several associated scenes relevant to the Battle of Britain

  1. The public and the Blitz
  2. Ground Spotters
  3. Women working in the Munition Factories
  4. Aircrews
  5. Air maintenance crews

Can you spot more – comment below

Please enjoy the visuals and if you can make a trip to London’s Victoria Embankment – map below

Battle Of Britain Monument at Embankment. By artist Paul Day put up on 18/9/2005
Battle Of Britain Monument at Embankment. By artist Paul Day put up on 18/9/2005

 

Battle Of Britain Monument at Embankment. By artist Paul Day put up on 18/9/2005
Battle Of Britain Monument at Embankment. By artist Paul Day put up on 18/9/2005

Fighter Command, Royal Airforce

15th September 1940 Battle of Britain Day and the Impressive Battle of Britain Monument, Victoria Embankment 1
The Emblem for RAF Fighter Command. Battle of Britain monument by Paul Day. Located on the Embankment
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RAF emblem

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