‘The Few’ to be honoured at commemoration service in Capel-le-Ferne
PUBLISHED: 08:36 01 September 2017 | UPDATED: 08:36 01 September 2017
The Battle of Britain Memoria Trust holds the service every year on September 15
The men Sir Winston Churchill christened “the Few” during the Second World War will be honoured once again with a service of commemoration at the Battle of Britain Memorial, Capel-le-Ferne, near Folkestone later this month.
The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust holds the service on Battle of Britain Day - September 15 - each year, regardless of the day of the week on which it falls.
Trustee Andy Simpson said: “The trust promised Wing Commander Geoffrey Page, the former pilot who first suggested a memorial should be built to the Few, that we would never forget to mark this special day. And we never will.”
The memorial inspired by Wing Cdr Page was unveiled by the late Queen Mother in 1993, and the trust is already making plans to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the event next summer.
Wing Cdr Page, who was awarded an OBE as well as the DSO and DFC and bar, died in August 2000.
The short service at the Memorial on September 15 will begin at 10.55am, and members of the public are invited to attend to pay their respects to the Few.