RAF Marham personnel parade through Norwich to mark the start of Battle of Britain week

The Battle of Britain parade by RAF Marham at the City Hall. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The Battle of Britain parade by RAF Marham at the City Hall. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

RAF Marham exercised its freedom of the city with a parade to mark the Battle of Britain.

Lord Mayor, David Fullman, chats to members of the RAF in the Battle of Britain parade by RAF Marham

Lord Mayor, David Fullman, chats to members of the RAF in the Battle of Britain parade by RAF Marham at the City Hall. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Crowds gathered outside City Hall in Norwich on Monday as servicemen and women from the Norfolk air base marched along St Peters Street.

RAF chefs, stewards and weapon technicians were among those taking part in the parade.

They were accompanied by The Band of the Royal Air Force College, which performed a variety of songs.

A Spitfire had been due to fly over the city at midday, but it had to cancel due to bad weather.

Spectators watch the Battle of Britain parade by RAF Marham at the City Hall. Picture: DENISE BRADLE

Spectators watch the Battle of Britain parade by RAF Marham at the City Hall. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017


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The parade marked the start of Battle of Britain week. Although other days during the battle saw fiercer fighting and heavier losses, September 15, 1940 is the only day when two large daylight raids were made on London.

A public Battle of Britain service will take place at Norwich Cathedral on Sunday. Everyone attending is asked to be seated by 10.45am for an 11am start.

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Lord Mayor, David Fullman, right, the sheriff, David Walker, and the Lord Mayor's consort, Paul Goym

Lord Mayor, David Fullman, right, the sheriff, David Walker, and the Lord Mayor's consort, Paul Goymer, left, wave as they watch the band parade at the Battle of Britain event by RAF Marham at the City Hall. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Standard bearer Tim McDonald of the Norwich branch of RAFA, at the Battle of Britain parade at the C

Standard bearer Tim McDonald of the Norwich branch of RAFA, at the Battle of Britain parade at the City Hall. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Spectators watch the Battle of Britain parade by RAF Marham at the City Hall. Picture: DENISE BRADLE

Spectators watch the Battle of Britain parade by RAF Marham at the City Hall. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

The Band of the Royal Air Force College at the Battle of Britain parade at the City Hall. Picture: D

The Band of the Royal Air Force College at the Battle of Britain parade at the City Hall. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

The Battle of Britain parade by RAF Marham at the City Hall. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The Battle of Britain parade by RAF Marham at the City Hall. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

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