Royal Canadian Air Force marks the 81st Anniversary of the Battle of Britain

Media advisory

September 17, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Media are invited to view, with the option for pooled media coverage to attend, the ceremony marking the 81st anniversary of the Battle of Britain at Beechwood National Military Cemetery in Ottawa, Ontario on September 19, 2021.


Sunday, September 19, 2021 from 10:30 a.m. until noon.


Live stream via the RCAF Facebook page.

Veterans Section 27, Beechwood National Military Cemetery, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario.


A small number of Royal Canadian Air Force members, veterans and Air Cadets will gather to remember Canadian and Allied sacrifices during the Battle of Britain. Weather permitting, the ceremony will feature a fly-past by vintage Second World War aircraft.

To protect the health and safety of participants, the ceremony will be conducted in accordance with Ottawa public health guidelines, including physical distancing, masks, screening and capacity limits.

Notes to editor:

If media are interested in covering the ceremony at Beechwood National Military Cemetery, we ask they pool coverage through one photographer and one videographer and register in advance no later than Saturday September 18, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. Arrival on the day of the ceremony should be no later than 10:15 a.m.

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