Pupils pay respects to 'The Few' at Kent monument
- 2 April 2011
- From the section Kent
Scores of French pupils took part in a memorial service at the Kent monument which honours the 2,927 pilots who flew in the Battle of Britain.
A total of 85 school children from Savigny-sur-Orge, near Paris, attended the ceremony at the National Memorial to The Few site at Capel le Ferne.
They were accompanied by French war veterans, the mayor of Savigny-sur-Orge and members of the town council.
The group laid wreaths and held a silence to honour those who had died.
A spokesman for the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust said it was important all generations visited the monument to recognise the debt they owned to the pilots.