battle of britain anniversary
Jeremy didn't feel by singing an anthem in praise of an unelected monarch you show respect for those who fought fascism - in a sense you contradict their bravery by supporting this deeply undemocratic, anachronistic anomaly.
We respected them so much. The pilots were friends to the ground crew - we were sort of drinking out of the same cup - we were all living together, we spent our lifetime at the dispersal points - the pilots had their rooms and we had ours - but we were always so friendly.
As the nation recalls the dark days of 1940 and honours the brave RAF airmen who fought in the Battle of Britain, the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund is trying to help veterans who are having dark days today. Too often we hear stories of elderly veterans who have outlived their family and are spending their later years in solitude. But our new research tells a slightly different story.