Battle of Britain Service to take place this weekend

13 September 2018
Those who gave their lives fighting for our country’s freedom in the Battle of Britain are to be remembered at a special service at Norwich Cathedral this weekend.
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The Cathedral’s annual Battle of Britain Service will take place on Sunday, September 16 at 11am.

The famous military campaign was classed as one of Britain’s most important victories of the Second World War and saw the Royal Air Force take to the skies to fight the Nazi Luftwaffe from July 10 1940 to October 31 1940.

The Reverend Canon Aidan Platten, Canon Precentor at Norwich Cathedral, said: “The Battle of Britain Service is an opportunity not to glory in war, but to give thanks for those who gave their lives in pursuit of the freedom we now enjoy.

“It was during the conflict that Winston Churchill is reported to have said ‘never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few’.

“It is those we remember and give thanks for and we remember too those currently serving in the RAF and give thanks for their commitment and service.”

Sunday’s service – which will also pay tribute to this year being the 100th anniversary of the RAF  - will feature hymns especially appropriate to the Royal Air Force and the preacher will be the Reverend Squadron Leader Geoffrey Firth from RAF Marham.

* The Battle of Britain Service will take place at Norwich Cathedral on Sunday, September 16 at 11am. All are welcome to attend.