Veterans will join young Cadets and dignitaries on Sunday as they pay tribute to the fallen heroes of the Battle of Britain.
The iconic Second World War battle, which took place in 1941, prevented Britain being invaded by Nazi forces.
A commemorative parade will start in Broad Street, Banbury at 10.30am on Sunday and members will march to St Mary’s Church in Horse Fair.
Banbury town mayor Nicholas Turner said: “This was one of the most important battles in British history and a lot of young men, probably from Banbury, went out and fought to protect our country.
“Their sacrifice and bravery ultimately changed the shape of the world we now live in, and I think it really important that we as a town remember that moment in time and what they did.”
A service of commemoration and thanksgiving will take place at St Mary’s at 11am.
The parade will then reform in Horse Fair and march down the High Street, where the salute will be taken before the procession is dismissed in Broad Street.
Marching contingents will include representatives from the Royal Air Force Association, Banbury and District Sea Cadets, Banbury Army Cadets and Training Corps Cadets. The procession will be led by the Air Training Corps band.
All military personnel past and present are welcome to join the parade and should report to the Parade Marshall at 10.30am in Broad Street.
Mr Turner said: “The sacrifices of those who died during the Battle of Britain meant we can live the way we do today. It is difficult to put into words how important this event is in British history, but everyone in the town should join together and say thank you those young men who died while fighting to save our country.”