Wednesday 9th September 2020

On the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, The RAF Association is inviting you to take part in The Greatest Salute. Send your message through an online form of thanks to ‘The Many’ who made that incredible moment possible.

Return your message of thanks to all our Battle of Britain heroes today using an online form on the RAF Association’s website.

Your message, together with those of many other RAF Association supporters, will be placed in a commemorative time capsule, and buried with honour in the RAF Association Garden of Remembrance at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

The pilots, plotters, factory workers, radar operatives, engineers, firefighters, ambulance drivers, anti-aircraft gunners… and so many more.

"Spitfire in Cloud" by Paolo Camera is licensed under CC BY 2.0
“Spitfire in Cloud” by Paolo Camera is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Battle of Britain Day was the turning point in the Second World War. Without control of the skies over southern England, the enemy knew they could never invade these shores. A victory against all the odds, it paved the way to Nazi Germany’s surrender in 1945 – and the freedom we all enjoy today.

Find out how the RAF Association supports brave veterans whose battles continue today.

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