Celebrities gather to support Battle of Britain charity

Royal guest of honour to join tribute by film and TV stars to honour ‘the Few’

Stars of stage and screen will be joined by Royalty when the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust hosts a major fundraising event at The Royal Air Force Club in Mayfair on Sunday 8 October. The royal charity gala Stars in Salute!, which will pay tribute to the bravery and sacrifice of ‘the Few’, the men who fought in the Battle of Britain, will take place in the presence of HRH Prince Michael of Kent GVCO.

As well as celebrating the 30th anniversary of the unveiling of the National Memorial to the Few at Capel-le-Ferne in Kent by HM The Queen Mother, the evening of words and music will mark 20 years of patronage by Prince Michael. The cast will include veteran broadcaster Michael Aspel (This Is Your Life), Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), stars of Midsomer Murders Annette Badland and Neil Dudgeon, Neil Pearson (Drop the Dead Donkey), and EastEnders legend Pam St Clement.

The Memorial Trust’s Hon Secretary Patrick Tootal and event organiser Janet Tootal have played a major part in putting on this event and will speak about the work of the charity. Patrick said: “Stars in Salute! will be a unique entertainment, our incredible cast bringing to life unforgettable stories of heroism and bravery from the Battle of Britain. We are most grateful to these artistes, who are friends of the Trust both old and new. All proceeds will help us continue our vital work in raising awareness of the Battle for future generations.”

Only 100 seats are available for this event, which will be followed by a post-show reception. Tickets, priced £150, can be purchased from the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust on 01732 870809.

A host of stars are due to attend a special event at the RAF Club on October 8
A host of stars are due to attend a special event at the RAF Club on October 8 BoBMT