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A new war memorial has been unveiled at a public service in Rotherham.

The memorial in Clifton Park is the first central public war memorial to honour the hundreds from the town who died while in service during the Second World War.

A special service was held to dedicate a new World War II memorial in Clifton Park in Rotherham. The Mayor of Rotherham Maggi Clark lays a wreath.

A special service was held to dedicate a new World War II memorial in Clifton Park in Rotherham. The Mayor of Rotherham Maggi Clark lays a wreath.

The unveiling coincides with the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

A parade will march through Sheffield city centre on Sunday to commemorate the anniversary.

Veterans and member of the public will gather to remember the Battle of Britain and the Battle of Arnhem, followed by a service at Sheffield Cathedral.

The parade will march from the City Hall to Barkers’ Pool at 12pm where the Last Post and Reveille will be sounded and wreaths laid.

A special service was held to dedicate a new World War II memorial in Clifton Park in Rotherham.

A special service was held to dedicate a new World War II memorial in Clifton Park in Rotherham.

The service in the Cathedral will start at 1pm.

A spokesman for the Royal Air Forces Association said: “Past and present member of Armed Services are public are invited to join us as well pay tribute to those who were involved in these battles against those who threatened the freedom of our country and those of our allies.”