Battle of Britain service commemorates heroes

The Mayor of Dudley attended a special service on Sunday to commemorate the borough’s Battle of Britain heroes.

Dudley Council and the Royal Air Force Association Dudley Branch teamed up to commemorate the day with a special wreath laying service.

Every year the borough pays its respects to the people who lost their lives in the World War II battle of the skies, as well as armed forces personnel serving today.

Royal Air Force cadet squadrons from across the region joined with civic dignitaries and RAF Cosford for the service which took place at the cenotaph at Coronation Gardens, Dudley.

The service was led by Reverend James Treasure and included a two-minute silence and the laying of wreaths. Mayor of Dudley, councillor Anne Millward, said:

"We were extremely privileged to be joined by so many cadet squadrons and civic dignitaries from across the region as we paid our respect. The event is an important reminder of the bravery and sacrifice made by these heroes and will reinforce the nation’s heartfelt gratitude."

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