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RAF Spadeadam: Carlisle Flypast from Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Cancelled

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[D]ue to circumstances beyond the control of Royal Air Force Spadeadam, regrettably, the scheduled Flypast from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, due over Carlisle at 12 pm Saturday June 2nd, has been cancelled.

The Parade to receive the Freedom of the City of Carlisle will go ahead as planned, and we hope that people will still line the route and join us in the city centre for the ceremony.

Two Flights of personnel from RAF Spadeadam, along with the Central Band of the Royal Air Force, and the Queens Colour will March from the Castle to the City Centre.

The honour is being bestowed to mark the Royal Air Force’s centenary year and to recognise the links between Carlisle and the Station. The Royal Air Force will receive the scroll from the Mayor of Carlisle, Councillor Mrs Jessica Riddle, who will then be invited to review the Guard of Honour. After the ceremony concludes at 1220 the parade will ‘march off’ to the Castle via Castle Street.

Come out and show your support, and make this a truly memorable occasion! Royal Air Force personnel, displaying some of Spadeadam’s Radar equipment, will be in the City Centre from 8am – 1pm and members of the Royal Air Force Association and the Air Training Corps will be collecting between these times for the RAF100 charity.

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