OFFICERS and airmen from RAF Portreath will remember those who died during the Battle of Britain in 1940 at a Remembrance Service to be held at St Illogan Parish Church at 2pm on Wednesday, September 11.

This will be followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at RAF Portreath's new memorial shortly after the church service concludes.

The event will be attended by local dignitaries, and station personnel led by Flight Lieutenant Anne Clarke, officer commanding RAF Portreath. The church service will be conducted by St Illogan's resident curate and Reverend (Squadron leader) Andrew Jones, RAF St Mawgan's Padre. Also attending will be local resident Mrs B Durrant. Her late husband was a fighter controller and was based at RAF Portreath during the Second World War.

Local branches of the Royal Air Forces Association will be heavily represented, including RAFA Branches from Camborne and Redruth, Falmouth, Helston, Penzance and Truro. Members of the Royal British Legion, Kerrier district council and Portreath parish council will also attend both ceremonies.