WARRINGTON'S Royal Air Force Cadets are set to mark the anniversary of the Battle of Britain with a special memorial service.

The cadets will hold the memorial almost 83 years after the Battle of Britain concluded.

Taking place between July and October 1940, the battle saw Britain come under aerial bombardment from the German air force, the Luftwaffe.

After months of fighting against the Nazi aeroplanes, the RAF had successfully defended Britain from large-scale attacks from the Germain air force.

It is estimated that more than 1,500 Allied airmen died during the battle, spread across the destruction of over 1,700 aircraft.

23,000 civilians died during the Battle of Britain, and 32,000 more were injured.

On Sunday, September 17, Warrington's RAF Cadets will hold a memorial service to mark the 83rd anniversary of the battle.

Warrington Guardian: The service will take place on Sunday, September 17The service will take place on Sunday, September 17 (Image: Warrington RAF Cadets)

This annual event, held to honour the valiant aircrew who defended our skies during the Second World War, serves as a poignant reminder of the bravery, determination, and sacrifices made during the conflict.  

The service will be held at St Elphin's Parish Church, and will begin at 3pm - anyone attending is asked to arrive from 2.30pm to allow for a prompt start.

Warrington's RAF cadets said: "1330 (Warrington) Royal Air Force Air Cadets will play a prominent role in the proceedings and offering their own tribute to the veterans of the Battle of Britain.

"Their involvement symbolises the enduring spirit of service and commitment that characteristics the Royal Air Force and the Royal Air Force Air Cadets."

The cadets added: "We warmly encourage everyone to join us on this special day of remembrance.

"Let’s stand together, pay our respects, and ensure the legacy of the Battle of Britain continues to inspire future generations."

For more information, readers are urged to contact Warrington's RAF Cadests at: adj.1330@rafac.mod.gov.uk