Fly-past planned to re­mem­ber The Few

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - SOUNDS GOOD -

VET­ER­ANS of the Bat­tle of Bri­tain will join dig­ni­taries and mem­bers of the pub­lic at Capel on Sun­day, July 8, for the an­nual ser­vice.

The na­tional me­mo­rial to the Bat­tle of Bri­tain air­men on the clifftop will be the set­ting for the event, pay­ing trib­ute to more than 500 com­rades who were lost in the ae­rial bat­tle fought be­tween July and Oc­to­ber 1940 at the point when Bri­tain faced the threat of Ger­man in­va­sion.

Tributes

Lead­ing the tributes will be Air Chief Mar­shal Sir Glenn Torpy, Chief of the Air Staff.

As well as the ser­vice and pa­rade, vis­i­tors will be able to see a fly-past and dis­play by Hur­ri­cane and Spit­fire air­craft of the Bat­tle of Bri­tain Me­mo­rial Flight, sub­ject to weather con­di­tions, and an ex­hi­bi­tion of ve­hi­cles from the Sec­ond World War.

The ser­vice be­gins at 1pm. There is no charge for ad­mis­sion to the site.

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