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Battle of Britain Memorial Day – 20th Anniversary, 14th July, 2013

Left to Right: The Chief of the Air Staff, Sir Stephen Dalton RAF, HRH Prince Michael of Kent, The Lord-Lieutenant, Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Graydon and Air Vice-Marshal The Lord Beaverbrook RAFVR awaiting the start of the Sunset Ceremony

Left to Right: The Chief of the Air Staff, Sir Stephen Dalton RAF, HRH Prince Michael of Kent, The Lord-Lieutenant, Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Graydon and Air Vice-Marshal The Lord Beaverbrook RAFVR awaiting the start of the Sunset Ceremony

HRH Prince Michael of Kent, Patron of the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust, attended the 20th anniversary of the Battle of Britain Memorial Day. The event is held on the nearest Sunday to 10 July, the start of the Battle in 1940 which continued unabated until late October 1940, when winter weather closed in.

Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Graydon announced work would start on the building of a museum, in the shape of a Spitfire wing next month, however the project still needed £1.5 million pounds to equip the interior of the building with audio-visual displays. Sir Michael appealed to the people of Kent to help support the project as the battle was fought and won in the skies above Kent and therefore an important part of the County’s history.

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