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.
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.