Memorial service will pay tribute to five Great Yarmouth special constables killed in air raid.

Five Special Constables were killed during a Second World War air raid on Great Yarmouth.

Five Special Constables were killed during a Second World War air raid on Great Yarmouth. - Credit: Norfolk Police

A tribute to five special constables who were killed during an air raid in Great Yarmouth during the Second World War is to be unveiled next week.

On Wednesday a memorial service will be held at the town's police station in Howard Street North from noon followed by the unveiling of a plaque.

The ceremony will be paying tribute to George William Brown, Herbert Cecil Davy, William John Harrison, Percy James Smowton and Frederick George Willsmore.

The constables were killed in a raid that started in the early hours of April 8, 1941 with marker flares landing.

During the attack it is estimated 4,000 incendiaries fell, along with a large number of high explosive bombs which killed 17 people.

Wednesday's event will also feature a talk on the officers. It is the first of a number of events this year to commemorate Norfolk officers who died on duty or who were killed serving during the 1939-1945 conflict.

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