PEOPLE IN MORAY are being urged to join a national project organised by the Royal Air Force to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
In a plan that was announced on Tuesday’s edition of the BBC1 magazine programme ‘The One Show’, the RAF are asking that people upload appropriate images from their computers or mobile devices – which will then be used in created an anniversary Mosaic.
It is hoped that the resulting mosaic will raise awareness of the sacrifices made by the men Winston Churchill famously described as “The Few” – but at the same time also mark the contribution of ‘the many’, the unsung heroes whose contribution was every bit as vital in achieving the RAF’s most famous victory.
Members of the public are being asked to take a few moments to upload an image of their own choosing – it might be a ‘selfie’ or perhaps an example of a family member who fought in World War II.
Unveiling the mosaic plan, One Show presenter Joe Crowley said: “I think it is an incredible opportunity for everyone to get involved to commemorate a real landmark event.
“The Battle of Britain lives long in our memories and this is a way to really show our respect for those who served their country and fought in Britain’s hour of need.”
The mosaic is of an iconic photograph of Hurricane and Spitfire fighters in close formation and encapsulates the spirit of the Battle of Britain. The initial mosaic is composed of RAF archive images, which will be replaced as members of the public upload their own photos.
Once a photo is on the mosaic it can be easily located using a search button on the mosaic web page. It is expected that in September as part of Battle of Britain commemorations a large artwork poster of the mosaic composed of the photographs uploaded by the public will be reproduced and exhibited in the RAF Museum in North London.
To upload a photo to the Battle of Britain Commemorative Mosaic is simple, just follow the following link – http://www.raf.mod.uk/mosaic/