RAF100 First Commission and Reaffirmation Parade

On Monday 3rd September 2018, a military contingent from RAF Wyton held a memorial service to commemorate the first operational sortie from RAF Wyton on the 3rd September 1939, and had a chance to reaffirm their Freedom of the Town as part of the RAF 100 celebrations being held throughout the country.

Shipmates Karl Webb and Bill Small took part in this service, Karl Webb was in the Civic Party as a Huntingdon Town Councillor, and Bill Small paraded the Huntingdon Branch Standard.

Shipmates Bill Small and Karl Webb at the RAF100 Reaffirmation Parade

The parade was hosted by Huntingdon Town Council and RAF Wyton. Starting with a welcome from Wing Commander Rachel Dixon and followed by readings from RAF and RN VIPs. At 1200 a flypast was also conducted by the RAF, much to the delight of the community members who were watching the parade.

The service at the War Memorial (Photograph: Hunts Post)

Presentations of a reaffirmation scroll from the Mayor (on behalf of Huntingdon Town), and a aircraft piston from RAF Wyton to Huntingdon town were exchanged as part of the service.

Presentation of the Reaffirmation Scroll (Photograph: Hunts Post)
RAF Wyton’s Commemoration Programme