Wreath laying marks Battle of Britain



    The Mayor of Stafford Borough led proceedings to mark the Battle of Britain Commemoration in the town last weekend.

    Councillor Gareth Jones, the borough Mayor, laid wreaths at the war memorials in Stafford on Sunday. He was accompanied by the Deputy Lieutenant of Staffordshire, Brigadier Barry Smith, and Ashley Brough, the High Sherriff of Staffordshire - as well as officers from the Tactical Supply Wing (TSW) of the RAF - based at MOD Stafford.

    The wreath laying at the borough and county war memorials followed a service at St Mary’s Church in the centre of the town.

    Lessons were read at the service by Wing Commander Tom Stevenson of (TSW) and the Mayor.

    Councillor Jones, said: “I was very proud to be representing our borough, standing alongside members of the RAF to commemorate such an important part of their, and our, history.

    “It was pleasing to see so many young people and families at the war memorial in Victoria Square taking the time to remember those who fought for the freedoms we enjoy today.” 

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