Chris Leworthy – Battle of Britain
November 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Chris Leworthy will present on the “Battle of Britain – 80+ years on”
It is now over 80 years since the summer of 1940, when outnumbered young pilots from 15 countries defeated the Luftwaffe. The talk will remind us of just what happened in that period, from the occupation of Northern Europe, the Low Countries and Norway, Operation Dynamo and the cruel and vicious 31/2 months of the Battle of Britain. I will discuss the game changing Dowding defence and interception system, the four phases of the Battle, and, in detail, the key events which took place on 15 September 1940 “Battle of Britain Day’. The talk will be illustrated with personal stories, maps, photographs and paintings from that time.