Today is officially Battle of Britain Day, the 15th September.
I for one shall be having a wee dram later tonight, to the memory of the few of many nations, who saved this country of ours when we stood alone in 1940.
Below is a famous photo from Picture Post magazine of one of the young pilots who gave his life in defence of his country. He is Pilot Officer Keith Reginald Gillman, a Hurricane pilot of 32 Squadron based at Biggin. He was last seen 6 miles off the coast of his hometown Dover, on the 25th of August around 7.00p.m., his second sortie of the day, and is listed as MIA. He was 19 years old.
Let's all remember him and the others of the few who did their bit for this country in it's hour of need, at some point today.