TRURO – Veterans who served in the Battle of Britain will be honoured Sunday in a special ceremony at the Truro cenotaph.
The service begins at 1 p.m.
Members of the Air Force Association of Canada 102 Wing and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 26 will march from the Truro Fire Hall along Young and Prince Streets to the cenotaph. There will also be a wreath-laying ceremony and fly over.
In the case of wet weather the ceremony will be moved to the AFAC 102 Wing on Cottage Street.
A reception will be held at 102 Wing after the service.
The Battle of Britain, which lasted from July to October 1940 as the German Luftwaffe tried to soften British defences for a ground invasion, is the first campaign fought exclusively by air forces and is credited as the turning point of the Second World War on the Western front.
Although they greatly outnumbered the British defenders, the Nazis failed to gain air superiority over England and suffered their first major defeat of the war.