Oral Answers to Questions — Battle of Britain (Commemoration)

– in the House of Commons on 29th September 1942.

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Photo of Sir Henry Morris-Jones Sir Henry Morris-Jones , Denbigh

asked the Prime Minister whether he will recommend that 15th September each year be officially designated as Air Trafalgar Day, or such appropriate name, to commemorate the deeds of the Royal Air Force in the Battle of Britain?

Photo of Mr Winston Churchill Mr Winston Churchill , Epping

I am not inclined at this stage of the war to make the particular recommendation of the kind suggested by the hon. Member. His Majesty's Government do not, of course, wish to discourage any spontaneous form of commemoration or ceremony to mark such anniversaries.