Honouring the valiant fliers of Battle of Britain

Battle of Britain Memorial on Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds''Pictured: Cllr David Ruffley and Lord Tebbitt
Battle of Britain Memorial on Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds''Pictured: Cllr David Ruffley and Lord Tebbitt
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THE courageous ‘Few’ who fought in the aerial battle which became a pivotal point in World War Two were honoured by veterans and today’s servicemen and women on Sunday.

A short service was held by the Royal British Legion before personnel from RAF Honington, veterans and cadets paraded in Bury St Edmunds for Battle of Britain Day.

Battle of Britain Memorial on Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds

Battle of Britain Memorial on Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds

Standards were presented at the service at St Mary’s Church followed by a march past with the salute taken by Honington Station Commander Group Captain Andy Hall.

Personnel from RAF Mildenhall and Lakenheath and members of the Royal Air Forces Association also took part.

A spokesman from Honington said: “It is vitally important that the nation remembers the effort and sacrifices made by those involved.

“It is poignant that this anniversary comes at a time when there are so many RAF personnel currently 
on operations around the world.”

Battle of Britain Memorial on Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds

Battle of Britain Memorial on Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds

Cllr Tim Marks, Mayor of St Edmundsbury, said: “Bury has a close relationship with various RAF stations. It’s important that we keep those relationships alive.”

Battle of Britain Memorial on Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds

Battle of Britain Memorial on Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds

Battle of Britain Memorial on Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds

Battle of Britain Memorial on Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds