Sunday 18th September 2022 saw our cadets and staff attend St. Nicholas Church in Little Bowden to commemorate the battle of Britain.
On Sunday 15 September 1940, the Luftwaffe launched its largest and most concentrated attack against London in the hope of drawing out the RAF into a battle of annihilation. Around 1,500 aircraft took part in the air battles which lasted until dusk. The action was the climax of the Battle of Britain. RAF Fighter Command defeated the German raids; the Luftwaffe formations were dispersed by a large cloud base and failed to inflict severe damage on the city of London. In the aftermath of the raid, Hitler postponed Sea Lion. Having been defeated in daylight, the Luftwaffe turned its attention to The Blitz night campaign which lasted until May 1941.
Battle of Britain Day, 15 September, is now an annual commemoration of the battle in the United Kingdom. The commemoration takes place on the closest Sunday of September.