Hundreds pay respect at Havering’s Battle of Britain memorial

Hundreds of people turned up to pay their respects to those who died in the Battle Of Britain as part of a special commemorative service.

The event was held at St Andrew’s Church in High Street, Hornchurch on Sunday September 18 from around 10am to 3.30pm.

One of the organisers of the event, Squadron Adjutant, Vince Ferguson from 452 Hornchurch Air Cadets said: “We do this every year because it is another year that we have to remmber those who died in the Battle Of Britain.

“I think they need to be acknowledged becauuse some of them were not older than the cadets themselves who were taking part in the event.”

The celebrations included a special parade by the 452 Hornchurch Squadron, 18 38 Elm Park Squadron and the Romford Squadron RF.

You may also want to watch:

It included a march starting from the Appleton Way, Hornchurch to St Andrew’s CHurch for a special ceremonY.

The annual event was also attended by a number of dignitaries including Romford MP Andrew Rosindell, Upminster and Hornchurch MP Angela Watkinson, councillors, RAF veterans and Havering Mayor Cllr Melvin Wallace.

Most Read

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell said: “It was a lovely occasion and it was well attended by people from across Havering.

“It was a very proud commemorative service remembering those who fought the Battle Of Britain and I was very proud to be there for the service.”

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter