Thursday, June 13, 2024

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few_posterThe BAFF Chairman was invited to the unveiling today of a bronze statue of Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park, Commander of No 11 Group, Fighter Command, which was responsible for the protection of London and the South East of England during the Battle of Britain. The statue in Waterloo Place, London has been presented by the Sir Keith Park Memorial Campaign, following on from the temporary display of a statue of the same design on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square for six months from 4 November 2009, and marks the culmination of a campaign set in motion three years ago, on Battle of Britain Day 2007. It has been said of Sir Keith Park that "If any one man won the Battle of Britain, he did."