Broughton House Veterans mark Battle of Britain Day

Residents of Broughton House Veteran Care Village in Salford took part in a special event to mark Battle of Britain Day.

World War Two veterans Derrick Corfield and David Teacher MBE led the ceremony, which also saw a bugler play Last Post and Reveille, and wreaths laid.

Derrick, 94, who during his wartime service in the Merchant Navy helped US and Canadian troops across the Atlantic the Allied invasion of Europe, read an exaltation in memory of those who fell in the Battle of Britain.

David, 97, who took part in the Normandy Landings on D-Day and later received the MBE for his charitable work, read a commemorative prayer.

September 15 is designated as Battle of Britain Day. In 1940 it was when RAF Fighter Command scored a decisive victory over the German Luftwaffe, which had bombed British cities, ports, railways and RAF Fighter Command airfields.

Battle of Britain Day is celebrated to honour the 438 men who lost their lives fighting to protect our shores against a German invasion.

Karen Miller, chief executive of Broughton House, said:

“Our ceremony honoured the great men killed while protecting our country, and also all of those who have served in the RAF, including six of our own residents.”

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