2016 Battle of Britiain Day

At 10.45hrs on 15 September the annual service to commemorate Battle of Britain Day took place at the War Memorial in Sandwich town centre.
This day is chosen to remember this event as on this day in 1940 the Battle of Britain reached it’s climax. The huge losses on this day in particular convinced the Luftwaffe and the German High Command that they could not achieve air supremacy to enable an invasion of their forces to take place and it was therefor called off. Although fighting continued in the air for another few weeks, the action on 15 September was seen as an overwhelming and decisive defeat for the Luftwaffe.
The Branch was represented by Bob Davies, and the service was taken by the Reverend Cannon Mark Roberts. The Exhortation was given by the Chairman of the Sandwich and Deal Branch of the Royal Air Force Association. The Sandwich town Mayor Cllr Paul Graeme and the full Council were present, and visiting dignitaries included the mayor of Deal Cllr David Cronk.
On completion of the service all were invited into the Guildhall for refreshments.

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

Winston Churchill

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