Surrey RAF veterans remember Battle of Britain comrades

  • 15 August 2010
  • From the section Surrey

RAF veterans in Surrey have taken part in a ceremony to remember their comrades who fought and died in the Battle of Britain.

Officers gathered at the memorial in Runnymede at 1400 BST on Sunday for a service and a flypast by a Hawker Hurricane.

The event was organised by the Royal Air Forces Association to mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

The Mayor of Runnymede Margaret Roberts also attend the service.

The Battle of Britain began on 10 July 1940 when German Luftwaffe bombed London and the South East and lasted until October that same year.

Churchill called the battle Britain's finest hour, and it helped change the course of World War II.

Some 3,000 British and Allied airmen fought to stop a possible invasion, with more than 500 losing their lives.

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