June 22, 2011 2.34 pm This story is over 151 months old

RAF Waddington joins Armed Forces Day

Tributes: Staff from RAF Waddington will join the celebrations for Armed Forces Day in Lincoln.

RAF Waddington will take part in this year’s Armed Forces Day in Lincoln.

Now in its third year, the day will also see 45 service personnel from the station at the parade on Saturday, June 25, at the Lincoln War Memorial.

There will be a range of personnel from chefs, firefighters, aircrew and medics, to those who provide force protection to the troops whilst on operation.

Karl McCartney, Lincoln’s MP, will present a number of operational medals to the servicemen and women who have recently returned from operational tours in Afghanistan.

Once the parade has finished, RAF Waddington personnel will stay on the High Street so the public will have a chance to meet them and to learn more about their roles and the operations they are involved in.

Acting Station Commander for RAF Waddington, Wing Commander Andy Pemberton said: “Our servicemen and women are making a magnificent contribution to the ongoing military operations.

“We welcome the support from our local and Armed Forces Day is the perfect opportunity for the public to acknowledge and reinforce the strong bond that exists between RAF Waddington and the city.”

This is now the third year of the Armed Forces Day, which is a chance to raise awareness of the those who serve in the forces and give the public an opportunity to support those who make up the armed forces community.

Source: RAF Waddington | Photo: Downing Street