81st ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN
THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN
Fought between July and October 1940, the Battle of Britain is widely recognized as the greatest air battle of all times and the turning point of the Second World War. It was during that battle that a few hundred aircrew from Commonwealth and Allied countries turned the tide on Hitler's plans for the invasion of Great Britain. The battle is especially significant for our Royal Canadian Air Force heritage since it was during that battle that the RCAF received its baptism by fire. Throughout that period, more than one hundred Canadian fighter pilots served with various units of the Royal Air Force, and with one Canadian unit, No 1 Fighter Squadron (RCAF).
On Sunday September 19, the Coldwater Branch marked Battle of Britain Sunday by laying a wreath at the Coldwater Cenotaph.
PHOTO CAPTION: Branch 270 Coldwater President, Comrade Norm Marion (left) lays a wreath to honour those who served in the Second World War Battle of Britain. Branch 1st Vice-President, Wayne Tutt (center) and Branch Immediate Past President, Betty-Jean Murray, can be seen in the background, attending the brief ceremony.