"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, the first decisive battle in history that was fought entirely in the air.
A battle which took place during the second world war, between British Royal Airforce and the German Air force (Lufftwaffe).
The objective of the Nazi German forces was to achieve air superiority over the Royal Air Force (RAF), especially its Fighter Command but it failed.
This day was "Britain's finest hour" and citizens of Britain today are commemorating that particular day , which will today be marked by an Air Parade by the Royal Air force.
The failure of Nazi Germany to achieve its objective of destroying Britain's air defences in order to force Britain to negotiate an armistice (or even surrender outright) is considered by historians to be its first major defeat in World War II and a crucial turning point in the conflict.
The Battle of Britain has an unusual distinction in that it gained its name prior to being fought. The name is derived from a famous speech delivered by Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the House of Commons on June 18, more than three weeks prior to the generally accepted date for the start of the battle:
In his famous speech Churchill spoke of the sacrifices made during this period saying "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.