Military personnel joined by veterans’ organizations at God’s Acre Veterans’ Ceremony
More than 3000 candles of remembrance were placed on graves at God’s Acre Veterans Cemetery in Esquimalt last night as part of a ceremony to recognize the Battle of Britain.
Military personnel from Maritime forces pacific were joined by representatives from veterans’ organizations, Cadets, Brownies, Guides, and Scouts.
Members of the public also placed candles.
Dignitaries including the lieutenant governor and the commander of Maritime Forces Pacific were also on hand
The Battle of Britain took place between July 10th and October 21st 1940,
Canadians worked as part of a coalition air operation, more than 100 Canadian pilots flew in the battle, 23 were killed.
The battle is considered a key allied victory over Nazi forces during the Second World War.
The candles remained in place at the 148-year old cemetery until midnight