RAF station exercises its freedom of Huntingdon by holding parade

Royal Air Force Wyton excercised its right to the freedom of Huntingdon on Sunday.

Royal Air Force Wyton excercised its right to the freedom of Huntingdon on Sunday. - Credit: Archant

Servicemen and women from RAF Wyton exercised their freedom of Huntingdon on Sunday with a parade through the town.

The mayor of Huntingdon, Councillor Daryl Brown, was on hand to receive service personnel as they paraded along High Street, before forming up in the Market Square.

The station was granted the freedom of Huntingdon in 1955 and decided to exercise its right this year to mark its centenary celebrations.

A Spitfire from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight carried out a flypast to mark the occasion.

Speaking after the parade, Royal Air Force Wyton station commander, Wing Commander Phil Owen said: “It was a great honour for me, and my personnel, to parade in Huntingdon, and to exercise the right of freedom that the people of Huntingdon have bestowed upon us to march through the town.

“The Freedom of Huntingdon signifies the long and close relationship between the station and the people of Huntingdon, and I would like to take this opportunity of thanking the community for continuing to make the service men and women of Royal Air Force Wyton feel welcome in the town and surrounding area.”

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