Battle of Britain remembered in Seaford

RAIN CLOUDS held off for this year’s Seahaven Battle of Britain parade.

The Seahaven branch of the Royal Air force Association held its 71st anniversary parade and church service in Seaford.

The Parade is held every year to commemorate the Battle of Britain in 1940, but also to remember all those airmen and airwomen who have served in the Royal Air Force and Air Forces of the Commonwealth.

The Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex Peter Field and his wife Mrs Margaret Field attended along with the Mayor of Seaford Cllr Linda Wallraven and several other guests and friends.

The day was also were supported by Seahaven Branch RAFA, the Royal British Legion, Sea Cadets, Scouts from Worthing and 1218 Newhaven Sqn. Air Cadets.

The Parade commenced at Seaford War Memorial at 2:15pm with the arrival of the Lord Lieutenant and the laying of the wreaths.

The Parade marched from the War Memorial to St Leonards Church where the service commenced at 3pm.

Sqn Ldr Peter R Bonfield said: “The weather was kind and the event went off well thanks to the support of Seaford Town Council and members of 1218 Sqn Air Cadets civilian Committee.

“We had a Spitfire Fly Past at 13:15hrs flown by Wg.Cdr. Paul Godfrey RAF. A great day had by all!”