A commemoration of the Battle of Britain will take place this Sunday.

While the Battle of Britain lasted three and a half months in 1940, it came to a head on September 15 when the Luftwaffe embarked an an all-out attack against London.

Around 1,500 aircraft took part in the air battles which lasted until dusk.

North Weald involvement in the Battle came through its squadrons which fought fiercely in the skies above London.

The first major raids on RAF North Weald took place on the afternoon of 24 August, when more than 200 bombs fell on Epping and the airfield.

On Sunday, September 16 those who lost their lives in the Battle and bombing with a wreath laying at 10.40am at St Andrew's Church followed by a service at 11am.