78th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain: RAAF Remembers


The Australian Defence Force together with the Royal Australian Air Force Association commemorated the service and sacrifice of those Australians and members of Allied Forces who took part in the Battle of Brittain.

A ceremony was held in Hobart to mark the 78th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain on 15 September 2018.

In the summer and autumn of 1940 the Royal Air Force (RAF) fought a prolonged battle in defence of Britain against an experienced and numerically superior German Luftwaffe.

This air campaign, known as the Battle of Britain, officially lasted from 10 July to 31 October 1940.

Of the total of 537 RAF Fighter Command pilots who died at least ten were Australian. Another four who were enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force also died.

September 15, 2018

Australian Department of Defence