Bury St Edmunds honours those who fought in the Battle of Britain during parade on Angel Hill

The Battle of Britain parade taking place in Bury St Edmunds.
Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

The Battle of Britain parade taking place in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

Veterans, serviceman and dignitaries paid tribute to “the Few” who fought in one of the most pivotal moments of the Second World War.

The Battle of Britain parade taking place in Bury St Edmunds.
Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

The Battle of Britain parade taking place in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

The Bury St Edmunds Battle of Britain Parade and Service on Sunday saw representatives from armed service organisations march on Angel Hill as crowds lined the streets to pay their respects.

St Edmundsbury mayor Terry Clements said there was a “superb” turn out from residents and members of the armed forces, both British and American.

“It was quite an emotional day and it really made us proud,” he added.

The event also involved a service at St Mary’s Church, readings and wreath laying.

The Battle of Britain parade taking place in Bury St Edmunds.
Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

The Battle of Britain parade taking place in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

It marks 77 years since the battle, which was seen as a decisive turning point in the war. The efforts of the pilots who took part were praised by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in his famous “never was so much owed by so many to so few” speech.

The Battle of Britain parade taking place in Bury St Edmunds.
Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

The Battle of Britain parade taking place in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

The Battle of Britain parade taking place in Bury St Edmunds.
Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

The Battle of Britain parade taking place in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

The Battle of Britain parade taking place in Bury St Edmunds.
Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

The Battle of Britain parade taking place in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

The Battle of Britain parade taking place in Bury St Edmunds.
Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

The Battle of Britain parade taking place in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

The Battle of Britain parade taking place in Bury St Edmunds.
Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

The Battle of Britain parade taking place in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

The Battle of Britain parade taking place in Bury St Edmunds.
Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

The Battle of Britain parade taking place in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

The Battle of Britain parade taking place in Bury St Edmunds.
Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

The Battle of Britain parade taking place in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

The Battle of Britain parade taking place in Bury St Edmunds.
Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

The Battle of Britain parade taking place in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

The Battle of Britain parade taking place in Bury St Edmunds.
Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

The Battle of Britain parade taking place in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

The Battle of Britain parade taking place in Bury St Edmunds.
Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

The Battle of Britain parade taking place in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

The Battle of Britain parade taking place in Bury St Edmunds.
Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

The Battle of Britain parade taking place in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

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