BUDDING writers are being invited to come up with their own fictional story based on the Battle of Britain which could be turned into an audio drama.

The competition has been launched by the RAF Benevolent Fund.

A judging panel will decide on the winning script, which will then be dramatised, recorded and produced as an audio drama. This will be released as a bonus episode of the second series of the Fund’s All Stations podcast on Battle of Britain Day (September 15).

The second series of All Stations will commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, the RAF’s most well-known operation during the Second World War.

RAF Benevolent Fund supporter and host of the All Stations podcast Sue Holderness said: “I am immensely proud of my links to the RAF with my father and his two elder brothers flying throughout the Second World War.

“One of my uncles flew in the Battle of Britain, which is why I wanted to be involved in this project to commemorate their bravery and pay tribute to their sacrifice.”

The competition aims to engage younger people, as previous research by the Fund revealed 40 per cent of 18 to 24 year olds did not know what the Battle of Britain was.

Sue added: “I feel it is vitally important the next generation learn about all that was done to fight for the liberties they enjoy today. As an actress I am excited by the idea of challenging young people to bring this period of history to life through script writing. I look forward to hearing the finished production.”

Submissions should be 10 to 25 minutes long in performance length and the deadline is May 31. Go to rafbf.org/battle-of-britain/competition