Wednesday 16th September
“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few” – Sir Winston Churchill
Swindon Remembers The Few. Yesterday marked the culmination of a week’s worth of activities and months of planning to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. And celebrating Swindon’s own Battle of Britain hero: Harold Morley Starr.
I was fortunate to be invited to attend the ceremony and flypast of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at Radnor Street cemetery yesterday and it was an honour and privilege to do so. Here’s a few of my photos to give you a flavour:
The rain held off for the proceedings which was most fortuitous though the flypast was delayed by a couple of hours due to inclement weather at its starting point at Goodwood. But at least it happened – albeit late. So hurrah for that as it would have been a crushing disappointment for it not to have happened at all.
Here’s the Videoworks recording of the event on YouTube:
Read about The Few here: http://www.winstonchurchill.org/resources/speeches/1940-the-finest-hour/the-few
Finally, a poem by William Walker: