Battle of Britain fighter heroes remembered in parade and service at museum site

The Battle of Britain Parade at the South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum, at Lakeside
The Battle of Britain Parade at the South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum, at Lakeside
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World War Two airmen killed in the Battle of Britain were remembered at a service and parade at the South Yorkshire Air Museum in Doncaster.

A parade of air cadets from local squadrons was followed by a Battle of Britain commemorative service. The salute was taken by museum patron, Air Vice Marshal Alan Johnson.

Local dignitaries and serving and former service personnel also attended.

The museum is built on the site of a former RAF base which was used by 616 Squadron fighter pilots before World War Two. The squadron relocated in 1939. There are plans to build a Battle of Britain memorial at the museum, and fundraising was launched for the project in 2012.