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Annual Freedom Parade - band and bayonets

Boston marks its special relationship with the RAF with the annual Freedom Parade on Thursday, June 15.

RAF Coningsby will exercise its right as Freedom holders when personnel march through the streets of Boston with bayonets fixed, colours flying and drums beating.

The parade will start at 3pm with the Mayor, Cllr Bernard Rush,  and Commanding Officer of RAF Coningsby, Group Captain Baulkwill, inspecting the parade. The saluting base will be sited opposite WH Smiths.

The parade will march from Strait Bargate, turning around the mini roundabout, back through Strait Bargate and around the side of St Botolph's Church for dispersal.

There will be temporary traffic restriction.  The Market Place will remain open but Bank Street will be closed from 1p, to 4pm and access to and around the side of the St Botolph's Church will be denied during this time. The delivery area outside Marks and Spencer and Wide Bargate, from the loading bay area adjacent to the end of the precinct to the War Memorial entrance, will be closed from 6am to 4pm  Parking will not be permitted at all during these times.

The Into Town Bus Service will still operate as normal during the day except between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

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