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A poem by William Walker

Battle of Britain pilot, Flt Lt William Walker, recites his poem "Our Wall", written in memory of those who lost their lives in the Battle. The poem is inscribed on the Memorial Wall at Capel-Le-Ferne.

'Our Wall' by William Walker

Here inscribed the names of friends we knew,
Young men with whom we often flew.
Scrambled to many angels high, 
They knew that they or friends might die. 
Many were very scarcely trained, 
And many badly burnt or maimed. 
Behind each name a story lies 
Of bravery in summer skies; 
Though many brave unwritten tales 
Were simply told in vapour trails. 
Many now lie in sacred graves 
And many rest beneath the waves. 
Outnumbered every day they flew, 
Remembered here as just 'The Few'.