Thursday, September 15, 2016

Battle of Britain service in Carlisle Cathedral this Sunday

A special service, which takes place every year to commemorate the Battle of Britain will be held this Sunday (18th September) at 3pm at Carlisle Cathedral.

In 1940, from 10 July until 31 October, the Royal Air Force Fighter Command thwarted the German Luftwaffe's attempts to gain air supremacy over possible invasion sites in Britain, averting possible invasion and downing 1,733 German aircraft.

But the efforts were not without significant sacrifice: 915 British craft were lost and an estimated 544 of the 2,927 aircrew of the RAF were killed.

The service, which is open to all, will be sung by the Cathedral Choir. The preacher will be The Reverend Canon Jan Keaton, Canon Warden, Carlisle Cathedral.

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