The Allies claimed supremacy over Britain’s airspace 79 years ago today
A ceremony marking the 79th anniversary of The Battle of Britain in North Bay's Memorial Park. (Kortney Kenney, MyNorthBayNow.com staff)
Armed Forces personnel stand at attention in Memorial Park at a commemorative ceremony for the 79th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
The Battle of Britain was fought in the summer of 1940 when the Royal Air Force and the Royal Canadian Air Force confronted the German Luftwaffe on a daily basis until the Allies claimed victory on September 15, 1940.
The ceremony included a parade consisting of a 30-person flight from 22 Wing/CFB North Bay. Members from the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 23, the 422 Royal Canadian Air Force Association, 406 Royal Canadian Air Force Alliance, and 547 Canuck Royal Canadian Air Cadets Squadron were also on parade. Veterans were in attendance to observe the wreath-laying ceremony.
Commemorating the Allied triumph in the Battle of Britain. (Kortney Kenney, MyNorthBayNow.com staff)