AIR cadets and veterans in Northwich will be marking the 79th anniversary of a famous aerial battles this weekend.

Battle of Britain Day, which falls on Sunday, September 15, commemorates the large scale battle in the skies above Britain as the Luftwaffe launched an all-out attack against London.

Around 1,500 aircraft were involved, and the day – part of the larger Battle of Britain campaign – is seen as a turning point in the Second World War as the RAF held strong against Hitler's advances.

To mark the occasion, the Northwich branch of the Royal Air Forces Association will be collecting on Thursday and Friday ahead of a commemorative service at the war memorial in Church Road at 2.15pm on Sunday.

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All money collected will go towards supporting serving and ex-serving members of the RAF in Northwich and Cheshire.

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The collection will be supported by the band of 146 Squadron air cadets, who will be playing in the town on the Saturday.

All are welcome to attend the ceremony on Sunday.