Freedom of Lincoln Parade 2018
In the year the Royal Air Force celebrates its centenary, service personnel from both RAF Waddington and RAF Scampton marched through Lincoln High Street on Friday 20th April exercising their right to the Freedom of the City; an honour which dates to Roman times.
Being awarded the Freedom of the City is an ancient honour granted to military organisations giving them the right to enter the city “with drums beating, colours flying and bayonets fixed”.
The 60 personnel on parade were accompanied by both the RAF Waddington Voluntary Band and the Pipes and Drums of RAF Waddington.
Group Captain Tom Burke, Station Commander RAF Waddington said: The Royal Air Force is celebrating its centenary with a series of national events in 2018. We are very proud of our heritage and our close connection to the County. The public support we have seen today is a perfect example of the strong and lasting relationship we share with the City of Lincoln.