Longridge service to mark major WW2 air battle

Anthony Farran 28.06.2015 The annual procession and service for Longridge Town Council led by  mayor Coun Sarah Rainford, councillors, local organisations and schools.
Anthony Farran 28.06.2015 The annual procession and service for Longridge Town Council led by mayor Coun Sarah Rainford, councillors, local organisations and schools.

A special service to mark the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain, in which the German air forces attempted to gain air superiority over the RAF from July to September 1940, will be held in Longridge this Sunday, July 12, at 10am at St Paul’s Church and all are welcome.

The 143 (Longridge) Air Cadet Squadron is joining forces with the church to remember the bravery of those who fought against overwhelming odds and pay respects to those who lost their lives.

The cadets will give a brief account of the battle and how it was a pivotal period of time during World War Two, preventing Germany from invading Britain and will recite famous moments and speeches from the conflict, one of the most memorable being Sir Winston Churchill’s on August 20, 1940: “The gratitude of every home in our Island, in our Empire, and indeed throughout the world, except in the abodes of the guilty goes out to the British airmen, who, undaunted by odds, unwearied in their constant challenge and mortal danger, are turning the tide of world war by their prowess and devotion. Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.”