Hundreds gathered in Wantage on Sunday for a poignant ceremony to mark the 77th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
Wantage residents turned out in force to honour the country’s heroes who fought in the 1940 battle.
A parade departed just before midday from The Beacon in Wantage and marched, to the sound of Wantage Silver Band, to St Peter and St Paul’s Church where a wreath laying ceremony took place.
After a moving service in the church the parade, comprising of a Squadron from Brize Norton, RAF Reserves, cadets, and veterans, marched back through the town centre where the salute was taken by senior RAF officers, dignitaries and VIPs at King Alfred’s Statue.
Mayor of Wantage, Cllr Steve Trinder said: “There was a great sense of occasion,enhanced by the wonderful Silver Band and Wantage can be rightfully proud of this commemorative event.”
The event was organised by the Wantage and District Royal Air Force Association.