A MARCH-IN to RAF Northolt will take place this afternoon (Thursday) to signify the arrival of troops at their new base after moving out of RAF Uxbridge yesterday.
Crowds are advised to be gathered in West End Road, Ruislip, outside RAF Northolt by 2pm, to see the march.
The march will see the Queen’s Colour Squadron will parade with the Queen’s Colour along the West End Road and into the Main Entrance of RAF Northolt at 2pm. They will be led by the Central Band of the Royal Air Force.
Yesterday a Spitfire flypast marked the closure of the famous RAF Uxbridge, used as an integral staging post for the No 11 group during the Battle of Britain.
The Mayor of Hillingdon Councillor Shirley Harper-O'Neill attended the ceremony as did MPs and councillors alike, keen to give the famous base a send off.
A blue plaque was also unveiled at the Officers Mess in honour of fighter pilot Douglas Bader who spent several years at RAF Uxbridge.
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