Remembering The Few – Reminding the Many

Air Vice Marshal A.T. Johnson RAF Ret’d  becomes Patron of the Appeal. 

Air Vice Marshal A.T. Johnson RAF Ret’d follows in the footsteps of the late Bill Bond MBE  who created the Battle of Britain Historical Society and was one of the major figures in the building of the National Monument in London.  A.V.M. Johnson, a Yorkshireman himself,  has echoed Bill Bond’s assertion that :- 
“ …there is an important need to give the people of the North and in particular schoolchildren the opportunity to learn about the Battle and to pay their respects to the brave youngsters known as ‘The Few’ without having to travel great distances to do so”.   

Although he was only a schoolboy in 1940 he has a great knowledge and understanding of the history of the Royal Air Force and will be an incredibly valuable member of the Appeal Team.


A.V.M. Johnson qualified as a Medical Doctor in 1957 and joined the RAF shortly afterwards. His career saw him serve in the UK, Cyprus, Germany, the Far East and the United States. He served as Honorary Surgeon General to HM Queen and ended his career as Principal Medical Officer, Royal Air Force Strike Command. He is an Aviation Medicine Specialist, a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine. He is also a musician, an accomplished sportsman, a pilot and a highly experienced free fall parachutist. We are delighted to have him on board !


Sheridan  Smith becomes a Patron


We want to create a Memorial that will inform and educate northern communities about the contribution the region made to the defence of the country during the Battle of Britain.

You can support the Memorial by sponsoring the appeal on our Spacehive Funding page.

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When complete the Memorial will be linked to a visitor centre where young and old will be able to explore and understand the significance of the Battle where “so much was owed by so many to so few”.

Remembering the Few – Reminding the Many