Battle of Britain Commemorations 2024

Battle of Britain commemorations are held annually in Tasmania to commemorate the successful air defence of Great Britain against unrelenting offensive counter air conducted by the Luftwaffe. This was the first military campaign fought entirely by air forces. The British officially recognize the battle’s duration as being from 10 July – 31 October 1940. Historic details of the Battle of Britain can be found here.

This event is the Royal Australian Air Force Association national commemoration of the Battle of Britain in Australia. It is held to commemorate this significant aerial battle in which many Australian pilots and ground crew fought while serving with the Royal Air Force. Each September, many serving and ex-members of the Royal Australian Air Force, plus persons involved or interested in aviation, meet in Hobart for the commemorations. Air Attaches and Advisors from many countries attend the activities.

Spitfires Mark I on patrol over Kent September 1940 – at the height of the Battle of Britain

Battle OF Britain Commemoration – 13-15 September 2024

The Royal Australian Air Force Association, Tasmania Division will host the Commemoration of the 84th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain in Hobart 13-15 September 2024. All welcome. See 2024 Flyer.

RAAFA Tasmania Commemoration Events are listed below:

Friday 5-9pmWelcome Happy HourMemorial Centre 61 Davey StNeat Casual
Saturday 1.45pmRemembrance ServiceSt Davids Cathedral 23 Murray StUniform / Lounge Suit / Medals
Saturday7pm for 7.30pmFormal DinnerElwick Park Reception Centre GlenorchyMess Dress / Dinner Jacket / Miniatures
Sunday10.45amCenotaph ServiceHobart Cenotaph, Queens DomainUniform / Lounge Suit / Medals
SundayAfter CenotaphBBQ LunchMemorial Centre 61 Davey StGold Coin Donation

For further details on the Commemoration please contact the Event Coordinator – or 03 6200 9221 (Wednesday 10am – 2pm)