Issued: June 15, 2018
MP hails "magnificent" Freedom of the District celebration for 56 Squadron
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The Freedom of the District parade and celebration of the Freedom Scroll for 56 Squadron has been hailed as a "magnificent celebration" by Epping Forest MP Dame Eleanor Laing.
Dame Eleanor, in her first public engagement since being made a Dame in the Queen's Birthday Honours List, attended the Freedom event at North Weald Airfield last Sunday which included a flypast by a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Hurricane.
Dame Eleanor said: "What a magnificent celebration! The whole local community is very proud of our connections with the RAF and it is fitting that 56 Squadron should be given the Freedom of the District.
"It was great to see such a huge turnout of local people enjoying the festive atmosphere and celebrating such a special occasion.
"The fly-past was truly awe-inspiring!”