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In honour of the 73rd anniversary of the Battle of Britain a ceremony was held in Ottawa, Canada’s capital, on Sunday, Sept. 15 and Loreena was among the honoured guests. The event commemorated members of the Canadian Air Force who fought and died during the Battle of Britain, which was considered a turning point in the Second World War and the first battle to be won purely by air power.

The ceremony included fly-pasts by vintage Second World War aircraft, as well as modern Canadian Air Force planes. “It’s so important to pay homage to the brave men and women who have served our country, throughout history and during modern times,” said Loreena. “It’s a privilege to be a part of that recognition.” As many of you may already know, Loreena has held the position of Honorary Colonel in The Canadian Air Force since 2006. Her responsibilities range from ceremonial attendances to participating in various search and rescue exercises with her unit, the 435 Transport and Rescue Squadron at 17 Wing in Winnipeg, Canada. The role of the Honorary Colonel is intended to be a bridge between civilian and Canadian forces