GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13605 posts, RR: 76
Reply 2, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3102 times:
An original tribute.
Today marks the start of official commemorations of the Battle Of Britain, in Kent on the site of the memorial to the pilots, British, Commonwealth and others who fought - Czechs, Polish, Free French , with others whose nations were not in the war, like Eire and the USA.
The BBMF Hurricane was not there for the first flypast - apparently it's due later - but along with another WW2 icon albeit not one from 1940 the Lancaster, there was the last flying Spitfire that actually fought in the BoB.
One of it's pilots, Geoff Wellum (who wrote the superb memoir First Light ) was one of the 19 BoB veterans there today, less than 100 still survive.