Details released for US Airforce’s freedom of Huntingdonshire

USAF bases to be given freedom of the district

USAF bases to be given freedom of the district - Credit: Archant

FURTHER details have been released about the ceremony that will give the US Airforce the freedom of Huntingdonshire.

A guard of honour from RAF Alconbury, accompanied by the RAF Wyton Band, will march from the Cromwell Museum in Huntingdon High Street on Saturday, April 20, setting off at 10.30am for Pathfinder House in St Mary’s Street.

There at 11am they will be greeted by Huntingdonshire District Council chairman Councillor Barbara Boddington. Following prayers and the raising of the Stars and Stripes, the US Airforce will be presented with a scroll honouring them with the freedom of the district.

The scroll will be accepted by Colonel Michael Reiner, commander of the 423D Air Base Group which is based at RAF Alconbury.

As reported by The Hunts Post, both the American and the British military bases are to be given the freedom of the district by HDC. The honour will be given to RAF Wyton this August when there will be a larger parade through the town.

The 423rd Air Base Group includes six squadrons with more than 6,000 people on RAF Alconbury and RAF Molesworth.