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42F ATC King’s Lynn Freedom Parade

42F ATC on parade in 2015

Published: Thursday, 21st September 2017

Cadets from the 42F King’s Lynn Air Training Corps will exercise their Freedom of the Borough and parade through King’s Lynn on Saturday, 30 September.

The 42F King’s Lynn ATC were granted the Freedom of the Borough in 2015, and the parade marks just the second time they will exercise their right. 

Thirty cadets will be joined by the civic procession, headed by the mayor, at the Tuesday Market Place just before noon on 30 September. The cadets will perform drill manoeuvres and be inspected by the mayor, who will then grant permission for the Freedom of the Borough to be exercised. The squadron, followed by the civic party, will then proceed up High Street to King’s Lynn Town Hall, where the ATC will receive a civic reception. 

Borough Mayor, Cllr Carol Bower, said that she would be delighted if members of the public were able to join her in celebrating with 42F Air Training Corps Sqn as they exercise their rights under their Freedom of the Borough. “It is a very significant event, and the young people involved deserve the support of us all, as they do so much for the community, much of which is unseen. It should also be quite a spectacle.” 

The 42F King’s Lynn ATC parade follows last year’s Freedom of the Borough parade by RAF Marham to mark the station’s centenary, which attracted hundreds of spectators. Organisers hope to see a similar number this year, with spectators encouraged to attend from around 11:45 to secure the best views. The parade will take place on the paved area outside Prezzo. 

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