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Wartime Heritage and Battle Of Britain Day 2010 September 19, 2010 Both in Engand where the Battle was fought and in Canada, September 19th is marked as Battle of Britain Day Those involved in achieving this Victory included Canadians even though the fight took place in the air over England. September 19th is significant in that it is In Canada, the Air Force in association with the Air Force Association of Canada, Canada Aviation and Space Museum, Vintage Wings Canada and Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, invited the people to show their appreciation to veterans and especially the Canadians who participated in the Battle of Britain, by attending a stirring and highly visual event. This year’s Battle of Britain Ceremony featured Fly-pasts by Vintage Wings of Canada and Spitfires and Hurricanes, Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum’s Avro Lancaster and by Canadian Forces aircraft such as the CF-18 Hornet fighter jet, CC-130 Hercules, and CC-177 Globemaster III. The parade included the Central Band of the Canadian Forces, the Air Command Pipes and Drums, Canadian Forces and Air Cadet members on parade alongside veterans. Visit the Canadian Air Force's Battle of Britain website for more information. In England, for the 70th Anniversary, the Wartime Heritage signed the virtual Memorial Wall on the R oyal Mint's website with the caption "To 'The Few', we will always remember". For those that have never been to the Memorial at Capel-Le-Ferne, visit it today!". In 2005, Wartime Heritage marked the 60th Anniversary of the end of WWII (including VE and VJ Day) with the Association's first international performance tour of its 2005 wartime musical production of Time to Remember, presenting it in Canada and in England. The British performance tour included shows in partnership with the Telegraphist Air Gunners Association in Gosport, Hampshire, and the Royal British Legion (Downs Branch) in Deal, Kent. The performance in Deal included the poem High Flight, written by RCAF pilot , John Gillespie Magee, Jr. who in his youth spent time at a school near Deal, Kent, UK. It was an opportunity for the Association to highlight one more wartime connection that Canada and England share.
Wartime Heritage and Battle Of Britain Day 2010