15 September 2020
Today is the official commemoration day for the Battle of Britain which took place 80 years ago between July and October 1940.
On Sunday, 15 September 1940, the Luftwaffe launched its largest and most concentrated attack against London in the hope of drawing out the RAF into a battle of annihilation. Around 1,500 aircraft took part in the air battles which lasted until dusk. The air combat was the defining day in the air war of the Battle of Britain.
Now, 15 September, is known as Battle of Britain Day, an annual commemoration of the battle in the United Kingdom. In Canada, the commemoration takes place on the third Sunday of September.
To celebrate the 80th anniversary of the battle, the website of The Armourer has put together a range of associated features, from medals awarded to the few, to cake recipes, models of Spitfires, collectable coins, interviews with veterans, games to re-enact the battle and features on the RAF communications network and a look at the legendary Supermarine Spitfire.
Click here to check out all the features.