Sheffield set to mark Battle Of Britain 75th anniversay with parade

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The 75th anniversary of the Battle Of Britain will be commemorated in Sheffield today.

Residents will turn out in the city centre to pay their respects to those who lost their lives in the conflict in the Second World War.

The Royal Air Forces Association will put on a service including a parade.

A parade, led by the Deepcar Brass Band, will assemble in Holly Street next to City Hall at 12noon and march into Barkers Pool at 12.30pm, where the Last Post and Reveille will be sounded and wreaths laid.

A service will then take place in the Cathedral at 1pm.

A spokesman for the RAFA said: “Present and past members of the armed services and members of the public are invited to join us as we pay tribute to those who were involved in these battles against those who threatened the freedom of our country and those of our allies.

“There are many who still bear the physical and emotional scars of those conflicts.”