The Falmouth branch of the RAF Association held a service at the Parish Church of King Charles the Martyr on Sunday to mark the 77th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

During the service a ceremony was also carried out to dedicate a Standard to the newly formed RAF Association Sailing Branch - a national branch which will be based in Falmouth.

Among those attending were: Falmouth's mayor, Grenville Chappel; Air Marshal Sir Dusty Miller; Air Commodore John Bessel; Captain Dan Stembridge, station commander of RNAS Culdrose; and Regional Naval Officer, Lieutenant Commander Trevor Brooks.

Wing Commander Reis, commanding officer of Plymouth and Cornwall Wing, together with RAF Air Cadets from Falmouth’s 1157 Squadron and 730 City of Truro Squadron also attended and provided invaluable support for the occasion.

"It was wonderful to have veterans from all three services present, historically all the armed forces provided pilots for the Battle of Britain," said Lance Smale, county chairman.

"RAF Association Standards representing the eight Cornwall region branches and Standards from other veteran associations were magnificent and provide a colourful and fitting tribute to the ‘Few.’"