Civic and military leaders joined service veterans and residents in remembering the airmen killed during the Battle of Britain at a service in Downham at the weekend.
A ceremony of remembrance was held at the town’s war memorial on Sunday, which coincided with the anniversary of the Luftwaffe’s biggest attack of the three-month battle for air supremacy.
The service, which was preceded by a parade to the memorial, was organised by the town’s branch of the Royal Air Force Association (RAFA) and was attended by the town’s mayor, David Sharman, as well as officials and personnel from RAF Marham.
Group spokesman Len Algar said: “Despite the gloomy weather predictions, the parade was a success.”
The commemorations were led by Padre Martin Sheldon from the base, while wreaths were laid by Wing Commander Peter Daulby, representing the station, and RAFA branch chairman Peter Kingston.
The dedication to the fallen was read by the branch’s welfare officer, John Stanton.
Standard bearers representing the association, the Royal British Legion and Downham’s Air Training Corps (ATC) squadron were also present, along with cadets from both Downham and Marham.
And music for the service was provided by the Hilgay Silver Band.