Battle of Britain parade on Sunday

A SPITFIRE flyover is scheduled for the Battle of Britain service in Seaford this Sunday (September 18).

The event is being organised by the Seahaven branch of RAFA and will be the 71st parade and church service to take place.

It is held every year but also remembers all those airmen and airwomen who served in the Royal Air Force and Air Forces of the Commonwealth.

The Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex Peter Field is due to attend along with the mayor of Seaford Councillor Linda Wallraven, the mayor of Peacehaven and the chairs of Lewes District Council and East Sussex County Council.

Other RAFA branches, Royal British Legion and 1218 Newhaven Squadron air cadets plan to participate too.

The parade will begin at Seaford War Memorial at 2.15pm then make its way to St Leonard’s Church.

The spitfire is due to flyover at 12.45pm.

Organiser squadron leader Peter Bonfield said, “This is the 71st anniversary of Battle of Britain and we are run it every year.

“I have run it for last 10 years and we always do a short service at the War Memorial and lay wreaths before going to the church.

“It’s to commemorate initially the Battle of Britain but also we remember the loss of the air force in wars and conflict in between. Particularly this year we remember Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging who was killed in Bournemouth at the air festival.”