More than 100 Royal Air Force Air Cadets and their volunteer staff paraded through Windsor town centre on Sunday morning commemorating the Battle of Britain.

A Service of Remembrance is held every year in Windsor - but this year's had special resonance on the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War.

The 459 (Windsor) Air Cadet Squadron joined 155 (Maidenhead), 153 (Slough) and 2477 (Britwell) Squadrons along with Reading Pipe Band to provide parade music, as members of the public lined the streets to watch them march from Park Street, past Queen Victoria's statue to the War Memorial outside Windsor Parish Church.

Wreaths were laid and a two minute silence held.

In a change to the conventional bugle, the Last Post and Reveille were played on flute by Corporal Victoria McCarthy of the Royal Air Force, wife of a staff member at 459 (Windsor) Squadron.

The service of remembrance took place inside the Parish Church.

Pilot Officer Matt Hardman (RAFAC), Parade Commander and Officer Commanding at 459 (Windsor) Squadron commented, "This is one of the most important dates in our calendar. As Reverend Sally Lodge reminded us in her sermon, 'remembering is important' and every single cadet and staff member in the RAF Air Cadets views it as our duty to ensure we continue to do so, especially as fewer and fewer veterans live on to remind us directly.

"We paraded a record number of cadets this year, which is testament to the ongoing success stories of all the squadrons involved. It was pleasing to extend our parade routing in order to highlight the occasion to as broad a public audience as possible. This also enabled us to issue a salute to surviving veterans."

Windsor's MP Adam Afriyie, and Royal Borough Deputy Mayor Cllr Gary Muir also attended.