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Prince visits RAF to hand over Colour from Queen

By Sam Russell

Prince Harry presented a new Colour to the ground fighting force of the RAF in its 75th anniversary year.

The Prince visited RAF Honington, near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, to present the Colour to the RAF Regiment on behalf of The Queen.

The RAF Regiment, which was formed in 1942 and is headquartered at RAF Honington, paraded the new Colour after Prince Harry read out a message sent by the Queen.

"The Queen's Colour is a symbol of the trust placed in the Corps, its fighting spirit, courage and fortitude," he said. "I am confident that the Corps' men, and soon women, will honour all that it represents."

The Prince arrived at the base by helicopter and began his visit by presenting the Firmin Sword of Peace 2015 to the RAF Police for their contribution to humanitarian activities.

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