A SERVICE commemorated the Battle of Britain, in which the Royal Air Force and Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy defended the UK against large-scale attacks by Nazi Germany.

The Evesham Branch of the Royal Air Force Association held a small service at Waterside Cemetery on Tuesday September 15 for Battle of Britain Remembrance Day.

A short service was read by the chairman of the Branch, Jenny Johnson, and President Jeff Brereton, read the RAFA dedication, and also laid a wreath.

Five RAF Veterans were in attendance.

2020 marks the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain which took place between July and October 1940.

This date was officially named Battle of Britain Day as it was the day when RAF Fighter Command claimed what proved to be a decisive victory over the German Luftwaffe and was one of its most significant victories of the Second World War.