RCAF to mark 78th anniversary of the Battle of Britain

A single propeller aircraft on the ground with people standing on or near it as other aircraft fly over head. The words "The Battle of Britain" and "La bataille d'Angleterre" are superimposed on the image.
A Hurricane is re-armed while a section flies overhead. From the photo album of Flying Officer R.W.G. Norris, from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, who served with No. 1 Squadron during the Battle of Britain. PHOTO: With the permission of the National Air Force Museum of Canada

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Ceremonies commemorating the Battle of Britain will be held across the country on Sunday, September 16, 2018.

Members of the public in the National Capital Region are invited to attend the national ceremony marking the 78th anniversary of the Battle of Britain at the Gatineau-Ottawa Executive Airport.

Who: Royal Canadian Air Force personnel, veterans and Royal Canadian Air Cadets will gather to remember Canadian and Allied sacrifices during the Battle of Britain. Weather permitting, the ceremony will feature a fly-past of vintage aircraft and current Royal Canadian Air Force aircraft. Lieutenant-General Al Meinzinger, Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force, will be the reviewing officer at the parade.

When: 10 a.m. until noon, Sunday, September 16

Where: Gatineau-Ottawa Executive Airport, 1717 Rue Arthur-Fecteau, Gatineau

Commemorative ceremonies will be held at RCAF wings across the country, including:

2 and 3 Wing Bagotville, Quebec

Date: 16 September
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Musée de la Défense aérienne

5 Wing Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador
(valid ID required for entrance)

Date: 16 September
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: 8 Hangar

8 Wing Trenton, Ontario

Date: 16 September
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: 413 Wing RCAFA Trenton, 230 Murray Street

12 Wing Shearwater, Nova Scotia

Date: 16 September
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: 12 Wing Shearwater Headquarters, 220 Bonaventure Street

14 Wing Greenwood, Nova Scotia

Date: 16 September
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: 107 Valley Wing Cenotaph at 904 Central Avenue

17 Wing Winnipeg, Manitoba

Date: 16 September
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Air Force Heritage Park, Garden of Memories, 186 Air Force Way

22 Wing North Bay, Ontario

Date: 16 September
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Memorial Park, First Avenue

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  • A single propeller aircraft rests on the ground with men standing on or near it as three other aircraft fly overhead.
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