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South Kesteven District Council to commemorate Battle of Britain Day with flag-raising




Battle of Britain Day will be commemorated today (Tuesday, September 15) with a flag raising at 9.30am outside the district council's offices in St Peter’s Green in Grantham.

The 80th anniversary started with an online SKDC campaign, which launched on Saturday (September 12) to recognise the role Lincolnshire played.

Online archive material explains why Battle of Britain Day is observed on September 15 when the battle actually lasted for months. The date commemorates the day in 1940 when 13 hours of intense conflict over south east England countered the Luftwaffe’s longest bombing attack against Britain.



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