RAF Coningsby Freedom of the Borough Parade
RAF Coningsby enjoyed a sunny afternoon to exercise its Freedom of the Borough on the very day that the nation celebrated the bravery 70 years before of the RAF's Dambusters.
Thursday was also the 50th anniversary of RAF Coningsby being granted the Freedom of the Borough of Boston and they exercised their right to march through the streets of Boston with bayonets fixed, colours flying and drums beating. The band was RAF Waddington Volunteer Band
Mayor of Boston, Cllr Colin Brotherton, was proud to present the Freedom Scroll back to the Commanding Officer of RAF Coningsby, Group Captain Stringer, who handed it to their Scroll Party.
The Mayor inspected the ranks and, to the delight of the assembled crowd, a diamond pattern of four RAF Typhoons screamed overhead.