South East Wales

RAF marks freedom of Rhondda Cynon Taff with parade

Service ahead of the parade Image copyright RCT Council
Image caption The ceremony took place on Saturday morning at Ynysangharad War Memorial Park

The RAF has been granted the freedom of Rhondda Cynon Taff to mark 80 years of a Ministry of Defence base in nearby Vale of Glamorgan.

The ceremony in Ynysangharad War Memorial Park was followed by a parade through Pontypridd town centre.

It was also used to mark 100 years of the RAF and the centenary of the end of World War One.

The base at St Athan base trains technicians but was used to repair aircraft for 75 years until 2012.

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