602 Squadron Museum Association Events and News

70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain

602 Squadron Museum Association celebrated the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain on the 1st of September 2010. They were joined by a host of Glasgow's civic leaders including the Lord Provost, the Deputy Lord Provost and the Dean of Guilds. Also in attendance was the new 602 Squadron Honorary Air Commodore – Iain McMillan CBE.

The real star of the event was Squadron Leader Nigel Rose who served with 602 Squadron during the Battle of Britain. Rose, now 92, joined the Squadron aged 22 in June 1940. After notable successes during the Battle of Britain, he was posted to 54 Squadron at Hornchurch in September 1941. Then followed spells with 57 Squadron and a posting in the Middle East. Rose was released from the RAF after the war in February 1946 and went on to become a chartered quantity surveyor.

Guests at the event were presented with a multimedia presentation on 602 Squadron’s significant involvement in the Battle of Britain delivered by Gerry Traynor and Jim Devine of the 602 Squadron Museum Association.

Prof. Dugal Cameron also unveiled his latest work on the subject of the Battle of Britain.

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