Organisers of the Battle of Britain 75th anniversary concert at the Congress Theatre say they plan to look beyond the bravery of ‘The Few’ to recognise the role of others who contributed to victory and the many who supported them in Britain’s finest hour.
As well as saluting the heroism of the Allied airmen, numbering fewer than 3,000, who took part in the Battle, the concert on Wednesday, December 9 will turn the spotlight on those who helped in securing victory in 1940, as part of the fighting capability of Fighter Command, and the many others who also contributed indirectly.
The concert, which will feature dramatic footage of the RAF on a large screen, is staged in support of the RAF Charitable Trust and will be compered by BBC broadcaster Alan Dedicoat.
Concert Organiser Tina Outlaw said: “Whilst the incredible achievements of The Few should never be forgotten, it’s important that we remember the many others who played both decisive and key supporting roles during the Battle such as those in Fighter Command involved in directing the battle. Also those who were at the forefront of sustaining national resilience - civil defence, fire fighting, air raid wardens and rescue.”
Tickets priced £15-£25, are available on 01323 412000.