Freedom Parade

Wendover woke up this morning to evidence of snow overnight but only a sprinkling. Last minute preparations were made for the parade to the accompaniment of a biting wind.

At 10:45 the parade left Wendover Memorial Hall led by the Central Band of the RAF to march down Wharf Road, along Aylesbury Road, past the Clock Tower and up the High Street to pause in front of the War Memorial on the Manor Waste. A very special part of this parade was the Queen’s Colour.

The “freedom” aspect of the parade meant that the military personnel were allowed to display fixed bayonets.

There was much ceremonial activity.

A Chinook helicopter flew down the High Street at 11:00 as a flypast.

A speech was made by the leader of Aylesbury Vale District Council welcoming RAF Halton and a reply by the Commanding Officer of RAF Halton

Other dignitaries present included Marion Clayton, leader of Bucks County Council and Wendover resident and Robert Duggan, chair of Wendover Parish Council.

The parade then continued up as far as the Shoulder of Mutton where it turned around and marched down the High Street back to Wendover Memorial Hall.

Photos by Peter Larkham and Jason Reed.

Videoclips received so far

From Vaughan Davies:

Videos produced by Wendover News:

  1. Parade arrives in High Street
  2. Parade arrives at Manor Waste
  3. Parade stops at Manor Waste
  4. Interaction of swords
  5. Band plays
  6. Flypast
  7. Parade is inspected
  8. End of inspection
  9. Marching down Pound Street
  10. Marching past the Clock Tower
  11. Along Aylesbury Road into Wharf Road
  12. Ends at Wendover Memorial Hall