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The Queen has visited RAF Marham today to meet service personnel and see some of its newest aircraft.

The flags were out as the 93-year-old monarch arrived at the base this morning.

And pupils from the village's Cherry Tree Academy also presented flowers to her.

Station Commander, Group Captain Jim Beck, greets the Queen as she arrives at RAF Marham (28256074)
Station Commander, Group Captain Jim Beck, greets the Queen as she arrives at RAF Marham (28256074)

Station commander, Group Captain Jim Beck, said: "RAF Marham is very proud to have The Queen as Honorary Air Commodore of the base and it is always an honour to welcome Her Majesty to the station.

"This was an opportunity to showcase some of the new Lightning facilities that are now in use on Her Majesty's station and to introduce her to some of the personnel that work here."

During her visit, the Queen saw demonstrations of engine maintenance, weapons load and a canopy change.

The Queen meets service personnel during her visit to RAF Marham (28256085)
The Queen meets service personnel during her visit to RAF Marham (28256085)

She was also driven to a viewing area to watch one of the base's F-35 Lightning aircraft conduct a vertical landing on one of the purpose built vertical landing pads.

One of RAF Marham's F35 fighter jets lands behind the royal car (28256090)
One of RAF Marham's F35 fighter jets lands behind the royal car (28256090)
Pupils from the Cherry Tree Academy in Marham presented flowers to the Queen (28256092)
Pupils from the Cherry Tree Academy in Marham presented flowers to the Queen (28256092)
The flags were out as Cherry Tree Academy pupils welcomed the Queen to Marham (28256094)
The flags were out as Cherry Tree Academy pupils welcomed the Queen to Marham (28256094)
RAF Marham personnel lined the route as the Queen left the base (28256098)
RAF Marham personnel lined the route as the Queen left the base (28256098)


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