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Royal visits to King’s Lynn and Marham

Picture  for Lynn News

Picture for Lynn News

The Queen paid a visit to RAF Marham in her capacity of Honorary Air Commodore on Monday and met servicemen and civilian workers.

Her Majesty visited a hangar where she met personnel representing all the areas from across the airbase, including staff from its industrial partners from BAE, Rolls Royce and SERCO.

She then went to the Sergeants’ Mess where she was introduced to its members.

Sgt Alison Woods, from Personnel Services Flight, said “It was fantastic to meet and speak with Her Majesty once again. She was very interested in my role as the Deputy Air Cadet Liaison Officer for RAF Marham and the work the team does to organise and host the annual summer camps. This has been a terrific way for me to start 2014.”

After visiting the Mess , the Queen went on to the Officers’ Mess where she had lunch with personnel from the station.

After lunch, the Queen was greeted by cheers from children from the Marham Junior School.

Owen Wright, five, from Marham Infant School welcomed her while Caitlyn Tristram, eight, presented her with a posy.

She left the station to cheering crowds of families along with children from the Rainbow Daycare Centre and Marham Infant School who had braved the cold to line the route and wave flags.

RAF Marham’s Station Commander, Group Captain Harv Smyth said: “To have Her Majesty the Queen as Honorary Air Commodore of RAF Marham is fantastic for the Station and it was a privilege and an honour to welcome her here today”.

Also on Monday, the Duke of Edinburgh attended a meeting of the King’s Lynn Rotary Club at Knight’s Hill. The Duke was welcomed by the Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk, Richard Jewson.

 

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