Crowds gather in Norwich for Battle of Britain parade

The Battle of Britain 75th anniversary parade at City Hall, Norwich where RAF Marham personal(pictur

The Battle of Britain 75th anniversary parade at City Hall, Norwich where RAF Marham personal(pictured) provided the guard and the RAF College Band the music, Lord Mayor Brenda Arthur represented the city and Group Captain Richard Davies, station commander at RAF Marham spoke for the RAF.Picture by SIMON FINLAY. - Credit: Archant Norfolk

More than a hundred people stood outside City Hall today for a special parade marking the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

Personnel from RAF Marham and the Band of the Royal Air Force College paraded in the centre of Norwich to a large crowd of people.

Addressing the crowds from the steps of City Hall, the lord mayor of Norwich Brenda Arthur said: 'This year we are gathered to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and remember the debt we owe to all those who took part in this pivotal battle.

'To this day the RAF is still involved in the world stage and many RAF squadrons are in active service. The threat to this country is real and ever present and so there is a continuing need to support serving and veteran members.'

A public service is due to take place at Norwich Cathedral on September 20 at 11am. The Lord Lieutenant and Lord Mayor will take the salute in the cathedral grounds at 12.10pm.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter