• Short Summary

    QUEEN ELIZABETH AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH TODAY (SUNDAY), JOINED FORMER PILOTS OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE AND HUNDREDS OF LONDONERS AT A SERVICE AT WESTMINSTER ABBEY, COMMEMORATING THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN.

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    QUEEN ELIZABETH AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH TODAY (SUNDAY), JOINED FORMER PILOTS OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE AND HUNDREDS OF LONDONERS AT A SERVICE AT WESTMINSTER ABBEY, COMMEMORATING THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN.

    THE QUEEN WAS ESCORTED INTO THE ABBEY BY A GUARD OF 20 FORMER PILOTS, WHO AS YOUNG MEN FLEW IN THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN.

    AMONG THE GUESTS OF HONOUR AT THE SERVICE WERE A LARGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE OF THE EAST END OF LONDON, WHOSE HOMES WERE DESTROYED DURING ENEMY AIR RAIDS.MEMBERS OF THE LATE SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL'S FAMILY AND WARTIME CABINET WERE THERE ALSO.

    LATER, QUEEN ELIZABETH UNVEILED A MEMORIAL TO SIR WINSTON IN THE WEST END OF WESTMINSTER ABBEY, NEAR TO MEMORIALS TO OTHER GREAT ENGLISHMEN, AND ADJACENT TO A MEMORIAL TO SIR WINSTON'S FAMOUS CONTEMPORARY, PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT.

    THIS MORNING, A SPITFIRE AND A HURRICANE, WEARING WARTIME CAMOUFLAGE, FLEW OVER SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL'S GRAVE IN THE VILLAGE CHURCHYARD AT BLADON IN OXFORSHIRE TO MARK THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN.

    IT WAS DURING THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN THAT SIR WINSTON PAID HIS OWN TRIBUTE TO THE WARTIME FIGHTER PILOTS WHEN HE SAID: "NEVER IN THE FIELD OF HUMAN CONFLICT WAS SO MUCH OWED BY SO MANY TO SO FEW.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8OB9CHI54SNS8E0AYDIT9PYW8
    Media URN:
    VLVA8OB9CHI54SNS8E0AYDIT9PYW8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/09/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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