Across to Westminster Abbey earlyish for the Battle of Britain thanksgiving and rededication service. 76th anniversary. Very moving.
Music included Keep the Faith, Aubade from Illyrian Dances, Purcell’s Trumpet Tune and Air, Romance from Symphony 5 by Vaughan Williams, Intermezzo from Original Suite by Gordon Jacob, Greensleeves, Elegy on the RAF March and the March Theme from the Battle of Britain film.
The Battle of Britain Roll of Honour was borne from the Grave of the Unknown Warrior to the Sacrarium, scored by veterans of the Battle – including Tim, guided by Gray and Tessa. found that I was sitting atop a memorial to someone who apparently played a prominent role in another BoB: of all things, the Battle of the Boyne.
Afterwards we went into the Dean’s Yard, for a flypast by a Hurricane and a Spitfire, and then on to a lunch for family and friends.
Then, for me at least, it was a scamper back to Barnes and out to Heathrow T5 for the flight to NYC.