Battle of Britain Service of Commemoration
The service was led by Canon Mark Dimond from the Minster
The annual wreath laying service, commemorating the 83rd anniversary of the Battle of Britain took place in Tower Gardens King’s Lynn on Monday 11th September 2023, this marking the start of the Wings Appeal.
The battle, which saw the German Luftwaffe suffer it first major defeat during WW2 at the hands of the RAF, was the a significant reversal of fortune for the Germans following a string of victories during WW2, which saw most of Europe overrun and conquered.
It was arguably the turning point in the war, which would eventually lead to the victory of the Allies over the Axis forces and the freeing of Europe.
The service, which was organised by the Royal Air Forces Association, was led by Canon Mark Dimond from the Minster and was attended by Deputy Lieutenant David Goddard, Deputy Borough Mayor Cllr Paul Bland, together with representatives of the Armed Forces, Cadets and Veterans associations.
It was followed by a reception in the Trinity Guildhall.