Prince Charles Launched Battle of Britain Museum


Prince Charles of Wales and his wife, Duchess Camilla of Cornwall opened an exhibits archive fully dedicated to the memories of the battle of Britain.

The said museum is located in Bentley Priory, a mansion that played a significant part for British history in World War II – it was Royal Air Force Fighter Command’s headquarters during the said war. for the first time in 80 years, the rooms in the Harrow, North London edifice opened for the public to see.

Both the prince and the duchess welcomed throngs of veterans including WWII female fighter controllers into the newly opened museum for its inauguration and watched a celebratory air show.

British female fighter controllers in the war times were known as the Beauty Chorus – members of the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force and had a significant role pinpointing and blocking off approaching Luftwaffe bomb attacks.

Prince Charles, in his speech during the opening event, revealed his love for the country his pride to the soldiers who fought for Britain during the great war as well as his fascination for the “good ol’ war stories” told to him when he was young led him to open the said museum.

It is a homage to WWII’s RAF pilots who Prime Minister Winston Churchill spoke of with pride:

“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.”

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Heziel Pitogo

Heziel Pitogo is one of the authors writing for WAR HISTORY ONLINE