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RAF personnel parade through Lincoln

It marked RAF Scampton's last parade prior to its closure at the end of the year.

More than 100 personnel from RAF Scampton and RAF Waddington have exercised their freedom of the city with a parade through Lincoln.

This marks RAF Scampton's final parade ahead of its closure at the end of the year

It was the first time since 2019 that the celebration could take place due to COVID restrictions, and during the event, crowds were treated to a flypast over the city centre.

RAF Scampton's Station Commander, Wing Commander Neill Atkins said it was "a great honour" for the personnel to be able to parade through the City of Lincoln celebrating the close ties shared.

"With the Station's history dating back to 1916, we celebrate those who have served before and who inspire our next generation of Royal Air Force personnel," he said.

Wing Commander Atkins added: "As we look to the future we are assured that RAF Scampton's story will be preserved whilst the Royal Air Force continues to enjoy the closest of bonds with the City of Lincoln."

RAF Waddington was granted the freedom of the city of Lincoln in 1959 with RAF Scampton being awarded the honour later in 1993.