HUNDREDS of people flocked to the streets of Dudley to pay their respects to the heroes of the Battle of Britain.

A parade to mark the bravery of the RAF pilots who defended Britain during the Second World War took place on Sunday, September 15, in an event which saw air cadets from across the region parade through the town.

The annual parade was led by the Kingswinford ATC band, which assembled in High Street and marched from Top Church, before a service for the public was held at the town's cenotaph on Ednam Road.

Councillor David Stanley, Mayor of Dudley, said: "We were extremely privileged to be joined by RAF Cosford again for this year’s parade, further establishing our strong links with the armed forces.

“The event is an important reminder of the bravery and sacrifice made by these heroes, and will reinforce the nation’s heartfelt gratitude.”

The Mayor of Dudley, Dudley Council, Royal Air Force Association Dudley Branch and RAF Cosford teamed up to commemorate the day.