St Ives commemoration service for 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain

Right to Left: Brian Reynolds from RAF Association, RAF Wyton Station and Wing Commander Keith Slack

Right to Left: Brian Reynolds from RAF Association, RAF Wyton Station and Wing Commander Keith Slack, Michael Robinson Standard Bearer for St Ives Royal British Legion, St Ives Royal British Legion President Peter Baker, Branch Padre of St Ives Royal British Legion Roy Muttram and Deputy Town Mayor for St Ives Town Council Pasco Hussain. PICTURE: Archant - Credit: Archant

St Ives branch Padre Roy Muttram gave an overview of those who were being remembered.

Battle of Britain commemoration service in St Ives

Battle of Britain commemoration service in St Ives PICTURE: Archant - Credit: Archant

A commemoration service took place at St Ives on Tuesday September 15 in remembrance of all of those who lost their lives, not just in the British RAF but across all nations.

September 15 marked the official anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

RAF Wyton Station and Wing Commander Keith Slack, deputy town mayor for St Ives, Pasco Hussain, and Peter Baker president of the St Ives Royal British Legion all attended.

Michael Robinson, standard bearer from the St Ives Royal British Legion said: “We had to comply to government guidelines with groups of six.

Battle of Britain commemoration service in St Ives

Battle of Britain commemoration service in St Ives PICTURE: Archant - Credit: Archant


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“The commemoration was not as we wanted it to be, but we still managed to achieve a good attendance from local residents.

“No one was put at risk.”

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A 20-minute service was held by the Reverend, Roy Muttram from St Ives Royal British Legion, who gave an overview of who they were remembering.

There was then a two-minute silence after the last post and reveille sounded.

Battle of Britain commemoration service in St Ives

Battle of Britain commemoration service in St Ives PICTURE; Archant - Credit: Archant

Battle of Britain commemoration service in St Ives

Battle of Britain commemoration service in St Ives PICTURE: Archant - Credit: Archant

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