US Airforce group to be given freedom of Huntingdonshire in ceremony tomorrow

USAF bases to be given freedom of the district

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

A CEREMONY and a parade will take place tomorrow (April 20) as a United States Airforce (USAF) group is given the freedom of the district.

The 423D Air Base Group of RAF Alconbury and RAF Molesworth, will be admitted as Honorary Freeman of Huntingdonshire by the Chairman of Huntingdonshire District Council, Councillor Barbara Boddington, with a ceremony in Samian Court, Pathfinder House, on Saturday.

The ceremony, which will take place at 11.00am, will see the stars and stripes raised and a scroll handed to the groups commander colonel Michael Reiner.

Prior to the ceremony a guard of honour from RAF Alconbury, accompanied by the RAF Wyton Band, will march from the Cromwell Museum in Huntingdon High Street at 10.30am for Pathfinder House in St Mary’s Street.

The decision to bestow the honour on the 423D Air Base Group was made unanimously at a council meeting last year where it was decided the honour will also 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.