The Daily Telegraph

Royal Air Force Marham


As Honorary Air Commodore of RAF Marham, the Queen visited the Norfolk airbase countless times, the first as a princess in 1948.

Twenty-six personnel from RAF Marham will form a marching detachment for the procession from Westminste­r Abbey to Wellington Arch to reflect this long associatio­n.

In 1956, she presented No 207 Squadron with a new Standard and Marham’s squadrons were active in Suez. In 1978, she was made Honorary Air Commodore and visited the base at two-yearly intervals. The station hosted the RAF’S 75th Anniversar­y Royal Review in 1993, attended by the Queen.

She met many school children at the base, with one rememberin­g how, when she got the opportunit­y to ask the Queen a question, she inquired if she had “a big wardrobe” due to the number of dresses she owns.

All RAF officers will wear No 1 Dress with medals, swords and gloves, while other ranks will wear No 1 Dress with medals, white webbing and white gloves.

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