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Dudley remembers Battle of Britain heroes

By dan shaw  |  Posted: August 19, 2013

Air Training Corps parade through Dudley to mark Battle of Britain Day

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Dudley is preparing to remember the heroes of one of the most famous battles of the skies with a special service and parade next month.

The town will pay special tribute to the heroes of the Battle of Britain on Sunday, September 15th.

The day will include a service at St Thomas and St Luke’s Church (Top Church), a parade by borough Air Training Corps through the town centre and the laying of wreaths at the cenotaph in Ednam Road, Dudley.

Councillor Alan Finch, Mayor of Dudley, said, "In Dudley we are extremely proud of all our past and present armed forces personnel and on this occasion we wish to pay tribute and remember those from the Royal Air Force who made huge sacrifices for us and their country in the Battle of Britain.

"I hope people come along and show their support on this special day."

At 11am cadets from the borough’s Air Training Corps will parade through the town centre.  Setting off from Priory Road, the parade will continue along New Street, Market Place and High Street.

Residents are invited to attend a service at St Thomas and St Luke’s Church at 11.30am.  This will be followed be a parade past the Council House in Priory Road, where the Mayor and a representative from RAF Cosford will receive a salute.

The parade will end at the cenotaph in Ednam Road where a short service will take place including a period of silence and laying of wreaths.

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