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Battle of Britain Sunday

Although not strictly a Church festival, Battle of Britain Sunday is the Sunday closest to the 15th September, the date of Eagle Day. The German Luftewaffe’s attempt in 1940 to use its superior numbers to wipe out the RAF, which ended in total failure and led to the abandonment of Operation Sea lion, the planned German Invasion of the UK.

Traditionally the service ends a week of special collections to aid service men and women injured in war. It is marked in Blakesley because Father John is Chaplain to the local A T C Squadron.
The squadron itself marches up Church Street to the Church to attend Church parade.

There is no particular colour associated with this date so the priest normally wears the normal colours vestments of the Day, which would normally be green.