Shrewsbury's Battle of Britain service cancelled due to death of Queen

A Battle of Britain service which was due to take place on Sunday has been cancelled due to the ongoing period of mourning for the late Queen.

Shrewsbury Town Council clerk Helen Ball carries a wreath at a previous Battle of Britain service
Shrewsbury Town Council clerk Helen Ball carries a wreath at a previous Battle of Britain service

The ceremony in the Quarry in Shrewsbury has been shelved, Shrewsbury Town Council has confirmed.

RAF Shawbury confirmed their personnel would be unable to participate due to the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II last Thursday, and associated protocols.

A Shrewsbury Town Council spokeswoman said: "The Battle of Britain service which was due to take place on Sunday has been cancelled due to the mourning period."

The event had been planned to mark the 82nd anniversary of the battle. It is usually well attended by Salopians, and features military parades, wreath laying and military flypasts.

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