Mark of respect for the fallen

A minute's silence is observed for those who died in the Battle of Britain at the War Memorial outside St Matthew's Church, Sutton Bridge.  Photo: SG090912-TW www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto
A minute's silence is observed for those who died in the Battle of Britain at the War Memorial outside St Matthew's Church, Sutton Bridge. Photo: SG090912-TW www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto

THE SACRIFICE made by servicemen and women during a key battle of World War Two was remembered at a procession and church service in Sutton Bridge,

Members of Long Sutton and Sutton Bridge Royal Air Force Association (RAFA) were joined by guests, including South Holland District Council chairman Mick Seymour and his wife Pauline, for the event at St Matthew’s Church.

Squadron Leader Chris Higgins from RAF Marham in King’s Lynn was also among about 100 people who attended the service and watched a procession of RAFA and RAF Cadet standard bearers from Spalding.

A minute’s silence was observed at the War Memorial before the day was completed with a flypast by a World War Two Spitfire aircraft.

Douglas Marsh, vice president of Long Sutton and Sutton Bridge RAFA, said: “It went very well, the weather was perfect and the Spitfire really gave us a magnificent display.”