Armed forces and residents gather to mark Battle of Britain Sunday in St Mary’s Church, Fordingbridge on Sunday, September 15.

The service commemorates the historic in the summer of 1940, and the bravery of those who fought in it.

Members of the British Legion, RAFA (The RAF Association), sadly, now disbanded in Fordingbridge, and cadets of the 2515 Ringwood & Fordingbridge Squadron of the Air Training Corps will provide the Guard of Honour.

This year, the 80th anniversary of the WAAF (Women’s Auxiliary Air Force), will also be commemorated.

Rector Gary Philbrick said: “Battle of Britain Sunday gives us the opportunity to reflect on the sacrifice of those who fought in the skies of southern England in the summer of 1940. As we shall hear in St Winston Churchill’s famous words: ‘Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few’.  And as we reflect, so we commit ourselves to work for peace through the world.”

Everyone is welcome to attend the service.

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