Date published: 15th September 2020

On the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, North Norfolk District Council commemorates the 2,945 RAF servicemen that took to the skies to defend the UK from the Luftwaffe, between July and October 1940.

The battle was the first major battle to be fought entirely in the air and was Nazi Germany‘s first major military defeat.

At the Poppies in Steel memorial, a small socially distanced memorial was attended by senior council figures, Air Commodore Jack Broughton (OBE, DL) and local members of the Royal Air Forces Association.

Reflecting on the anniversary, Cllr. John Toye, NNDC’s Armed Forces Champion and former RAF serviceman said: 

“Today it is important that we remember the few of all nations. Many who were young gave selflessly so that we may live to remember them.”

Last updated: 15th September 2020