Wreaths are placed at the plaque's unveiling
A new tribute has been unveiled to nine soldiers killed by a German bomb in Melbourne 70 years ago.
The Royal Engineers were billeted in a house on Church Street in preparation for Second World War action when it was destroyed by the enemy bomber.
It's thought the German pilot confused the house for the Rolls-Royce factory - which at the time had its roof painted to resemble Melbourne Lake.
Eight soldiers were killed instantly and one died later in hospital.
Now a bronze plaque has been unveiled in the town to pay tribute to the victims.
It was paid for by local individuals, businesses and groups following an appeal by the Royal British Legion.
The Legion's kevin Cockayne told BBC Radio Derby's Phil Trow: "It was absolutely magnificent so many people turned out for the unveiling.
"We were pleased and delighted to have the Lord Lieutanent there,
"We were also fortunate enough to have two gentlemen with us who were in Melbourne at the time of the attack, serving with the Royal Engineers."
The memorial has been placed in Church Street at the exact site where the bomb fell.
Mr Cockayne said: "We wanted a memorial that was in a prominent place in the town.
"It's important we don't lose sight of the guys who did what they did during the war.
"We also think it's important for the relatives, many of whom travelled from all around the country to be at the service yesterday."