The Battle of Britain's 76th anniversary celebrated in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 15:12 25 September 2016

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The Battle of Britain's 76th anniversary was celebrated earlier this month in Welwyn Garden City.

Residents and councillors gathered outside the Campus East council offices to show appreciation for the sacrifices made by English and Polish pilots while combating the Nazi threat in 1940.

Former borough councillor Michal Siewniak told the Welwyn Hatfield Times it was a particularly important time to remember how the English and Polish united, given a rise in hate crime nationwide following Brexit.

He said: “Let’s continue building bridges, let’s continue showing that diversity matters, and use this memorable event as an opportunity to highlight the unique friendship between our two nations.”

Stickers were handed out at the event to commemorate the battle and highlight people’s support for diversity.

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