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Battle of Britain remembered

A Spitfire in flight Photo: Ben Birchall/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Services and parades have been held to commemorate the Battle of Britain.

In Bury St Edmunds aircrew from RAF Honington paraded through the streets after a short service led by the Royal British Legion on Angel Hill.

Servicemen and women then marched from Abbey Gardens to St Mary's Church for a service.**

A service was also held at Norwich Cathedral, followed by a flypast by a Spitfire, one of the aircraft which played such a vital role in the battle.

The annual event marks the nation's gratitude for the pilots and aircrew of the Royal Air Force who prevented Germany from gaining air superiority in the summer and autumn of 1940.

Some 544 RAF pilots were killed in the struggle to save the UK from invasion.

A parade has been held in the centre of Bury St Edmunds today to commemorate the Battle of Britain.

Members of the RAF Regiment from nearby RAF Honington marched along Angel Hill - and a service was held at St Mary's Church.

Stuart Leithes reports.