The annual Battle of Britain Parade took place in Abbots Langley at the weekend.

Organised by the local branch of the Royal Air Force, the parade made up of veterans', RAF cadet squadrons, and serving armed forces personnel, marched through the village High Street, culminating in a service at St Lawrence Church, and a wreath-laying service at the war memorial.

Three Rivers District Council chairman Paula Hiscocks said: "On such a stunning, sunny September morning, it was a privilege to remember and give thanks to all those brave men and women who have served and do now serve in our Royal Air Force.

"We must always remember and learn from the past and never forget those who gave their lives so we may live in peace."


Battle of Britain Day is the name given to the large-scale aerial battle that took place on 15 September 1940.

On this day in 1940, the Luftwaffe - German air force - embarked on their largest bombing attack yet, but the RAF defended London and the south east of England, leading to a victory for the British and what proved to be a turning point.