April 26, 2019 12.51 pm This story is over 31 months old

Rewind: Lincoln Freedom of the City Parade

Hundreds lined the streets, clapping and cheering as they went past

Around 100 personnel from two RAF bases marched in Lincoln for the Freedom of the City parade.

RAF Scampton and RAF Waddington both have right to march with bayonets fixed, bands playing and colours flying.

The bases have exercised their right together since 2016, making a much larger display for the crowds to enjoy.

They have the right to march with bayonets fixed. Photo: Joseph Verney for The Lincolnite

The march to celebrate Lincoln’s strong ties with the RAF was even accompanied by a special flypast.

Hundreds turned out for the display, watching and clapping as the service personnel made their way down the High Street.

Watch The Lincolnite’s livestream of the event in full:

The march started with drums, trumpets and clarinets in St Martin’s Square before they made their way down to the Hit Street War Memorial to receive a commemoration cry from the Town Crier.

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

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