Bat­tle of Bri­tain pa­rade

The Welland Tribune - - NEWS -

A Bat­tle of Bri­tain pa­rade, hosted by 34 and 484 Wings of the Royal Cana­dian Air Force As­so­ci­a­tion, will be held Sun­day, Sept. 17 in down­town Port Col­borne. It will start at 1:30 p.m. at Cather­ine and Park Streets, head south on Cather­ine Street and east on Char­lotte Street. A brief cer­e­mony will be held in front of city hall, 66 Char­lotte St. There will also be a dis­play the lobby of city hall from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. and the pub­lic is in­vited to at­tend. The an­nual com­mem­o­ra­tion of the Bat­tle of Bri­tain hon­ours the air­men who fought and died dur­ing the bat­tle and rec­og­nizes those who con­tinue to serve in the Royal Cana­dian Air Force to­day. More than one hun­dred Cana­di­ans flew in the Bat­tle of Bri­tain be­tween July and Oc­to­ber 1940 and 23 lost their lives; an un­known num­ber also served as ground crew. His­to­ri­ans have de­scribed the Bat­tle, which in­volved al­most 3,000 Al­lied air­men, as a turn­ing point of the Sec­ond World War. It was the first bat­tle to be won by air power.

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