The service and wreath-laying ceremony in King’s Lynn to mark the Battle of Britain. Pictures: Paul Tibbs

King’s Lynn marked the 78th anniversary of the Battle of Britain with a special service of commemoration on Monday. 

The event in Tower Gardens was organised by the Royal Air Forces Association, supported by RAF Marham, and was attended by World War II veterans, members of the public, dignitaries including West Norfolk Mayor Nick Daubney and a contingent from Marham.

A spokesman said the service was held “to remember those who fought so valiantly in the skies of Great Britain during the dark days of 1940, when the country, supported by the Commonwealth, stood alone against the then triumphant forces of Nazi Germany.”

The service included wreath laying then all attendees were invited to the Royal British Legion Club for refreshments.