Spitfire flypast for Battle of Britain service

A FLYPAST by a Spitfire was the highlight of this year’s Battle of Britian memorial service in Boston.

The famous aircraft took to the skies over the town to mark the special occasion on Sunday, after a service at The Stump, which was attended by local dignitaries and representatives from the Armed Forces, including Mayor of Boston Coun Colin Brotherton and other members of Boston Borough Council, Wing Commander Brooker, of RAF Coningsby, Bob Cory, president of the Boston branch of the Royal Air Forces Association and presidents of the ex-service organisations.

Parade through Boston Market Place after Battle of Britain service in Boston Stump.

Parade through Boston Market Place after Battle of Britain service in Boston Stump.

Later, the group was joined by local cadets in a parade to the saluting base in the Market Place, where a salute was taken and the flypast took place. The Battle of Britain ran from July to October 1940. It is credited with being a major turning point of the war.