2015 Battle of Britain Day

A Commemoration and Act of Remembrance to mark the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain took place on Tuesday 15 September at 1100hrs at the towns War Memorial in Sandwich.
This date was chosen for the national commemorations as it was on this day in 1940 that the largest and most concentrated air attack by the Luftwaffe was launched to destroy the RAF in the air and on the ground, and to break the spirit of the British people so as to leave the way open for the invasion of Great Britain, Operation ‘Sealion’. The attempt failed, and shortly afterwards Hitler's plan to invade was cancelled.
There where seven standards on parade, including the Royal Naval Association Standard carried by Bob Davies. The Canterbury Branch of the RBL was carried by a former RM, Albert Tweedy. The Last Post and Reveille
was sounded by a bugler from Sir Roger Manwood's CCF Band.
The Mayors of Sandwich, Deal and Dover were in attendance, with the service taken by the parish chaplain, the Reverend Roberts, and the Parade Marshall was Simon Leith, a former Mayor of Sandwich.

On completion of the service those attending were invited into the Guildhall for a buffet reception.
Never in the field of human conflict
was so much owed by so many
to so few.
Winston Churchill

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