Veterans and members of the public joined together to pay tribute to those killed in the Battle of Britain.

They gathered at Brighton’s the Church of St Martin, in Lewes Road, for a special service on Sunday.

Among those in attendance included Brighton and Hove Mayor Brian Fitch and the Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex Peter Field.

The Battle of Britain is regarded as a significant turning point in the Second World War in which the Royal Air Force won control of the skies. Despite being heavily outnumbered by the German Luftwaffe, our pilots defended the south coast of England from the onslaught of bombers and fighter planes. As well as readings and prayers, the congregation joined in a number of hymns at the special service. The event concluded with a sounding of the last post followed by the national anthem.