COUNCILLORS will take part in service at Hexham Abbey to commemmorate Battle of Britain Day, today at 12 noon. 

The service which is open to the public, will take placed in accordance with social distancing. 

The Battle of Britain was a major air campaign fought in the skies over the UK in 1940 and was the first battle in history fought entirely in the air.

Though the battle took place between July and October 1940, September 15 saw the British Royal Air Force (RAF) gain a decisive victory over the Luftwaffe in what was Nazi Germany’s largest daylight attack.