York & North Yorkshire

RAF Linton on Ouse personnel in York freedom parade

Personnel from a North Yorkshire RAF base have taken part in a parade in York to exercise their right to the freedom of the city.

The men and women, from RAF Linton on Ouse, marched through the city and a flypast took place followed by a service at York Minster.

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the RAF base.

Grp Cpt David Cooper, station commander of the base, said it was very much a part of North Yorkshire life.

He said: "This is an opportunity to march through the city of York and show how well connected we are in terms of the local community.

"We are part of the local community. Not just the villages that surround RAF Linton on Ouse, but slightly wider afield to the city of York itself."

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