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Old 15-09-2020, 09:12 PM
Hans Tucker (Hans)
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80th Anniversary of The Battle of Britain

This year marks the 80th Anniversary of The Battle of Britain. The turning point in the campaign came on September 15 which has been officially name 'Battle of Britain Day'. On this day Some 1,120 Luftwaffe aircraft were sent to attack London but were repelled by just 630 RAF fighters and two days later Hitler postponed his plans to invade Britain. We give thanks to the courageous men and women that served to fend off the German invasion but most of all the pilots who did not come home 1,542 killed 422 wounded 1,744 aircraft destroyed.

"Never was so much owed by so many to so few" Winston Churchill on 20 August 1940

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