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Jamaica: Wreath-Laying Ceremony Held To Commemorate Battle Of Britain

The 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain was marked by a wreath-laying ceremony at National Heroes Park and a three-aircraft fly-past over the cenotaph today.  

The event is celebrated on the 15th day of September each year to commemorate the great victory won by the Royal Air Force (RAF), which helped save Britain from invasion in 1940. 

Many Jamaicans who had volunteered for service participated in the battle and in greater numbers in the war. 

In his closing remarks, Royal Air Forces Association Jamaica (580) branch president, Retired Major General Robert Neish, said it is always a great pleasure for him to be present at the event. 

He said Jamaicans made a great contribution, and in turn benefited from the fact that they were in Britain, by becoming qualified professionals in the fields of medicine, law and engineering, among others. 

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