Battle of Britain Commemorative Service

Saturday 15 September, 2018
11.00am
Air Force Memorial
Torrens Parade Ground
Victoria Drive, Adelaide

The Royal Australian Air Force Association (SA Division) and the Royal Australian Air Force will be conducting a Battle of Britain Commemorative Service on Saturday 15 September 2018 at the Air Force Memorial, Torrens Parade Ground.

The Battle of Britain fought between July and October 1940 was the first military defeat of Germany in World War 2 and has become synonymous with defiantly defending one’s nation from the air.

The battle and gallant actions of the allied personnel involved was so crucial it inspired Winston Churchill to famously declare ‘Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.’

Eight South Australian aircrew were involved in the Battle of Britain –  approximately one quarter of the total number of Australians. While some survived, and some became aces, others paid the ultimate sacrifice during the epic battle which has become etched in the annals of history.

The Service will commence at 11am.

Medals/Decorations may be worn. Wreaths/Books may be laid at the Memorial.

The RAAF Association will be hosting a morning tea for attendees in the Combined Services Mess, Torrens Parade Ground, immediately following the commemorative service.

Free parking will be available at Torrens Parade Ground for those attending the service.

 

For further information or to register your attendance please contact FLTLT Brodie Macdougall ( brodie.macdougall@defence.gov.au; 08 7389 2379).