Downham Market remembers The Few from WWII

Downham Battle of Britain Parade at Downham War Memorial ANL-160918-154333009
Downham Battle of Britain Parade at Downham War Memorial ANL-160918-154333009

Those who fought for their King and country during the Battle of Britain were honoured at a service in Downham on Sunday.

Representatives from RAF Marham, Royal Air Force Association (RAFA), Downham Town Council and the Royal British Legion all attended to pay their respects – some laying wreaths at the town’s war memorial.

Downham Battle of Britain Parade at Downham War Memorial ANL-160918-154319009

Downham Battle of Britain Parade at Downham War Memorial ANL-160918-154319009

RAF Marham Padre Reverend Geoffrey Firth conducted the ceremony and music was provided by the Hilgay Silver Band.

Len Algar, chairman of Downham RAFA, said: “Our thanks go to all who attended and to Norfolk Constabulary for their valuable assistance with traffic control.”

Downham Battle of Britain Parade at Downham War Memorial ANL-160918-155431009

Downham Battle of Britain Parade at Downham War Memorial ANL-160918-155431009

Downham Battle of Britain Parade at Downham War Memorial ANL-160918-155613009

Downham Battle of Britain Parade at Downham War Memorial ANL-160918-155613009

Downham Battle of Britain Parade at Downham War Memorial ANL-160918-155233009

Downham Battle of Britain Parade at Downham War Memorial ANL-160918-155233009

Downham Battle of Britain Parade at Downham War Memorial ANL-160918-155155009

Downham Battle of Britain Parade at Downham War Memorial ANL-160918-155155009

Downham Battle of Britain Parade at Downham War Memorial ANL-160918-155709009

Downham Battle of Britain Parade at Downham War Memorial ANL-160918-155709009

Downham Battle of Britain Parade at Downham War Memorial ANL-160918-155740009

Downham Battle of Britain Parade at Downham War Memorial ANL-160918-155740009