The Battle of Britain took place between July and October 1940. The 15th September 1940 was officially named Battle of Britain Day as it was the day when RAF Fighter Command claimed what proved to be a decisive victory over the German Luftwaffe..
To mark the 80th anniversary of this date, and to remember 'THE FEW', Scampton Church invite you to build a commemorative stone snake to run alongside the Commonwealth War Graves, the full length of the path from the church gate to the church porch door.
Paint your stone (preferably with acrylic paints for longevity) in any design you wish to reflect any of the following themes:
'We will remember THE FEW', Scampton Church, The RAF, The Battle of Britain, VE75, VJ75, Remembrance, Gratitude, Courage, and Overcoming adversity then and now especially with relevance to the current pandemic.
The creator's of the first 100 stones to be placed in the snake will receive a token of thanks from The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Just leave your name and address underneath the stone you place, or send it in with your stone, or e mail your name and address to email@example.com
Be a part of Scampton Stone Snake – if you are unable to place your decorated stone please send it to me: Rev. Sue Deacon, Parsonage Lodge High Street Scampton Lincoln LN1 2SE and I will place it in the line of stones. If you would like to include a prayer I will say the prayer as I lay the stone for you. Maybe you might like to help create a meaningful tribute to all those who served at RAF Scampton by making a donation to the RAF Scampton Commemorative Stained Glass Window Appeal HERE
You can follow the snakes progress on Scampton Village Facebook Page.
The snake starts on Monday 27th July 2020. Let’s see how long the Scampton Stone Snake is by Battle of Britain Day. We have just six weeks to honour those 'few to whom we owe so much.'
As an RAF Church, there will be a special RAF Scampton 'Battle of Britain 80' Commemorative Service at Scampton Church on Tuesday 15th September, with the RAF Colours passing each stone laid. The service is a joint venture between RAF Scampton, The Red Arrows and Scampton Church. It will be transmitted outside of the church where strict government Covid-19 measures will be in place to ensure everyones safety.
Rev. Sue Deacon