On Sunday, September 20, 2015, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales attended service at Westminster Abbey in London to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
According to Clarence House the service was:
“…the culmination of a week of commemorations remembering the victory and loss of life of the 1940 Second World War battle of the skies.
A full congregation of 2,200 people ended the service by standing to applaud the seven pilots and air crew, now in their 90s, as they left Westminster Abbey together.
The remaining Few, as they were honourably named by Churchill, earlier escorted to the altar the Battle of Britain Roll of Honour containing the names of those who took part in the critical battle.
The Prince of Wales began the service by laying a wreath on the memorial stone of Winston Churchill, handed to him by the war prime minister’s grandson Sir Nicholas Soames.
A flypast of four Spitfire and two Hurricanes later marked the occasion during a reception for the veterans and their families at Church House, where the Queen’s Colour Squadron formed the number 75 during a procession with the Band of the Royal Air Force Regiment.”