Battle of Britain Day was the turning point in the Second World War. Without control of the skies over southern England, the enemy knew they could never invade these shores. A victory against all the odds, it paved the way to Nazi Germany’s surrender in 1945 – and the freedom we all enjoy today.
On the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, we are inviting you to take part in The Greatest Salute, and send a message of thanks to ‘The Many’ who made that incredible moment possible. The pilots, plotters, factory workers, radar operatives, engineers, firefighters, ambulance drivers, anti-aircraft gunners… and so many more.
Your message, together with those of many other RAF Association supporters, will be placed in a commemorative time capsule, and buried with honour in the RAF Association Garden of Remembrance at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.
Together, we can make this The Greatest Salute.