RAF takes to the streets of Shrewsbury for Freedom Parade
Shrewsbury came to a standstill on Sunday morning as the men and women of RAF Shawbury exercised their right to march through the town.
Sunday morning's Freedom Parade marked the 83rd Anniversary of the Battle of Britain and also celebrated the coronation year of the King and Queen.
RAF Shawbury was granted the Freedom of Shrewsbury in 1967 and with it, the privilege of marching through the town, with swords and bayonets on display, along with colours flying, drums beating and band playing.
Personnel at RAF Shawbury have been rehearsing this week to hone their drill skills and ensure that all is perfect for the parade and commemoration.
The roads around Shrewsbury town centre were closed in the morning as Mayor of Shrewsbury, Becky Wall, granted offical permission for the march at Castle Gates to commence after the gates were opened by the town crier, Martin Wood.
The parade began at precisely 10.21am and marched towards St Chad's Terrace.