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Friendship Group Commemorates Battle of Britain

Some of the senior citizens who attend Catholic Care’s Friendship Groups across the Diocese of Leeds are old enough to remember the Battle of Britain which took place between July and October 1940.

The Royal Air Force and Royal Navy defended the United Kingdom against large-scale attacks by Nazi Germany’s air force, the Luftwaffe.

This major event of the Second World War was commemorated by the Friendship Group at St. Joseph’s Church in Harrogate on 12th September.

Gill Tarpey, Community Development Worker, writes …

The group at St. Joseph’s enjoy marking special occasions. Some members dressed in uniforms, and we decorated the hall to match the occasion. We enjoyed activities and a themed quiz on ‘all things Battle of Britain’. Some members recalled relatives who had served in the military or the Home Guard, and we listened to their stories. Home-baked cakes were shared, and a game of boccia (indoor bowls).