WATCH: RAF Boulmer remembers Battle of Britain with parade in Alnwick

The anniversary of the Battle of Britain was marked with a church service and parade through Alnwick this afternoon.

St Paul’s Church in Alnwick was packed for a service of commemoration before officers, airmen and women from RAF Boulmer, standard bearers, veterans and Air Cadets were led by the Band of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers on a parade along Bondgate Within and through the Bondgate Tower.

RAF Boulmer's Comanding Officer, Group Captain Mark Coleman, and the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland take the salute at the Battle of Britain parade in Alnwick.

RAF Boulmer's Comanding Officer, Group Captain Mark Coleman, and the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland take the salute at the Battle of Britain parade in Alnwick.

The salute was taken by RAF Boulmer Station Commander, Group Captain Mark Coleman and the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland on a dais outside Lloyds Bank.

There was unexpected drama at the start of the march when a fire engine on an emergency call came through the Tower and had to divert though the Market Place, which was hosting a craft market, to avoid the oncoming parade.

The Alnwick crew had been called to a chair on fire outside a house on St Thomas’ Crescent.