Battle of Britain Commemorations 2023

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

This is the Royal Australian Air Force Association national commemoration for 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 Air Force, plus people involved or interested in aviation, meet in Hobart for the commemorations. Air attachees/advisors from many countries support the activities.

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

Battle OF Britain Commemoration – 15-17 September 2023

The Royal Australian Air Force Association, Tasmania Division will celebrate the Commemoration of the 83rd Anniversary of the Battle of Britain in Hobart 15-17 September 2023. See Flyer.

The following events are programmed:

Day/Date TimeEventWhereDressOther
Friday 5-9pmWelcome Happy HourMemorial Centre 61 Davey StNeat Casual
Saturday 1.45pmRemembrance ServiceSt Davids Cathedral
23 Murray St
Uniform / Lounge Suit
Saturday7pm for 7.30pmDining In NightElwick Function Centre GlenorchyMess Dress / Dinner Jacket
Sunday10.45amCenotaph ServiceHobart Cenotaph, Queens DomainUniform / Lounge Suit
SundayPost CenotaphBBQ LunchMemorial Centre 61 Davey StGold Coin Donation


Bookings. Please visit our booking site for more information and to confirm your attendance.

For further information contact the Event Coordinator RAAFA, Tasmania Division –

The Chairman Battle of Britain Commemoration – Organising Committee is AIRCDRE Doug Chipman RAAF (Ret) Mob: 0481 260 340

The State Secretary is Ms Debbie Coulson  0447 751 816 or