Hundreds of people have gathered in central London to mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain at a ceremony organised by the Churchill War Rooms and attended by veterans of the battle and invited dignitaries.
The event included a speech by Winston Churchill’s youngest daughter Lady Soames and a reading by actor Robert Hardy of Churchill’s famous ‘the few’ speech.
Phil Reed, director of Churchill War Rooms, said: “In this speech, Churchill epitomised his ability to capture in the most stirring way the spirit of a nation fighting for its existence, as Britain stood firm against the Nazi war machine.”
The event concluded with a fly-past over Whitehall by a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire and Hurricane.
View more pictures form the event on the MayorWatch flickr page.
Audio: Listen to the full speeches
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Churchill War Rooms:
Tickets: £14.95 adults; £12.00 seniors and students; £9.00 visitors with disabilities (Free Carer);
children under 16 free, Special admission rates for groups of ten or more.
Opening hours: 9.30am-6pm; last admission at 5pm
Location: Clive Steps, King Charles Street, London SW1A 2AQ
Nearest tube: Westminster
Churchill War Rooms is a branch of the Imperial War Museum.
Entry to Undercover: Life in Churchill’s Bunker is included within the price of a ticket
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