April 25, 2019 12.00 pm This story is over

Airmen to march through Lincoln streets on Friday

A flypast is also scheduled

Almost 100 RAF Waddington and Scampton personnel will march through Lincoln tomorrow in the annual Freedom of the City parade.

The march, which celebrates Lincoln’s ties with the RAF, takes place on Friday, April 26 from 11am.

Both RAF Scampton and RAF Waddington have been granted the Freedom of the City of Lincoln, giving them the right to march through the city ‘with bayonets fixed, bands playing and colours flying’ and have been marching together since 2016.

Weather allowing, there may also be a flypast and the airmen will be accompanied by the RAF Waddington Pipe and Voluntary Band.

Starting in St Martin’s Square, the RAF personnel will then march to the War Memorial, where they will receive the salute at around 11.35am from the Mayor of Lincoln and to receive the ‘Commemoration Cry’ from the Town Crier.

The flypast is scheduled to take place around 11.40am.

RAF Scampton was granted freedom of the city in 1993, while RAF Waddington has held the honour since 1959.

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