Battle of Britain

The Battle of Britain was recognized almost immediately as a significant event. Waged from July to October 1940, it pitted a small group of fighter pilots from around the world against a far larger Luftwaffe. Their victory gave hope to the people of Great Britain and to other freedom-loving nations. History

Battle of Britain London Monument

Battle of Britain London Monument

81st Anniversary

Virtual ceremony
Sunday, September 19, 2021
10:30 A.M. EDT

Fly-past of Second World War aircraft, weather permitting.

info icon The RCAF will be conducting a small ceremony and wreath laying at Beechwood National Military Cemetery in Ottawa. The event will be hosted live on the RCAF Facebook page and we invite you to join us virtually at

Battle of Britain: Did you know?

One of the best fighters of the Second World War, the Supermarine Spitfire went through several modifications but Commonwealth pilots flew the Spitfire Mk I during the Battle of Britain.

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