Gallery: Bury St Edmunds commemorates Battle of Britain
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Crowds turned out to observe a “moving” Battle of Britain commemoration in Bury St Edmunds yesterday.
Parades in the town centre and a service at St Mary’s Church marked Germany’s failure to win the Battle of Britain campaign, which was considered a crucial turning point in the Second World War.
The commemoration began with a short service led by the Royal British Legion at the war memorial in Angel Hill before Bury St Edmunds Sea Cadets (Mayor’s Own) Band led a parade from the Abbey Gardens to St Mary’s Church with troops from RAF Honington, veterans and cadets.
This was followed by a civic procession from the Athenaeum in Angel Hill to the church.
At the end of the service the parade made its way back to the square for a march past and salute taken by RAF Honington Station Commander, Group Captain Scott Miller, and the Mayor of St Edmundsbury, councillor Terry Buckle.
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Mr Buckle, who was in the Army from 1958 to 1960, said it had been a moving occasion.
“I was very pleased with the number of people who came out today, I really was,” he said.
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