Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attended a Service of Thanksgiving and Rededication on Battle of Britain Sunday at Westminster Abbey yesterday (Sunday 19 September 2021).
The Battle of Britain, a 112-day battle for control of Britain’s skies between July to October 1940, was the first major battle in history fought entirely in the air, and one which proved to be a dramatic turning point in the Second World War.
The service was led by the Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle, who said in his Bidding:
The Address was given by the Venerable (Air Vice-Marshal) John Ellis, Chaplain-in-Chief of the Royal Air Force.
Senior Aircraftsman Jessica Williams and Air Chief Marshal Sir Mike Wigston, Chief of the Air Staff, gave readings. After the service, a Spitfire and a Hurricane from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight took part in a flypast over the Abbey.
Photos: SAC Sarah Barsby RAF UK MOD © Crown copyright 2021