RAF Marham’s II (AC) Squadron Given Honorary Citizenship
A special service held in Swaffham’s church of St Peter and St Paul, was held in honour of RAF Marham’s II (AC) Squadron. The Squadron were given the privilege of the honorary citizenship of Swaffham in a presentation ceremony and reception held in the assembly rooms afterwards.
Wing Commander Nick Tucker-Lowe, the Officer Commanding of II (AC) Squadron said: “It was a great honour to receive the Citizenship of Swaffham on behalf of II (Army Cooperation) Squadron on Sunday. II(Army Cooperation) Squadron has been honoured in many ways in its one hundred years of service to Great Britain, but it has never been honoured in this way. Swaffham’s Citizenship is a remarkable privilege. Swaffham and the other towns and villages that surround RAF Marham have always been particularly supportive of the Squadron’s personnel, as recently seen throughout the Squadron’s near five-month deployment on Operation ELLAMY last year in the skies over Libya. The award of Citizenship is a very prominent statement of that support – I and the whole Squadron are grateful and honoured for the kindness that the people of Swaffham have shown us.