Cambridgeshire

Duke visits award-winning Cambridgeshire village

An award-winning village in Cambridgeshire has been visited from HRH The Duke of Gloucester.

He congratulated locals in Warboys on it becoming the county Village of the Year.

He unveiled a plaque at the village sports ground to commemorate his visit - the first by a royal since 1944.

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visited RAF Warboys to honour airmen of the Pathfinder Force stationed at the former airfield during World War II.

Stephen Kessel, chairman of the parish council, said: "We are delighted to welcome His Royal Highness which is a tribute to all the hard work by so many people to make Warboys such a special place to live.

"Having been Cambridgeshire Village of the Year in 2000, 2004 and 2009 demonstrates the community spirit that exists in Warboys and we are honoured to welcome a royal guest in recognition of the village's success."

While in Warboys, the Duke of Gloucester saw a commemorative stained glass window of the Pathfinders at the parish church and met organisers of the annual Pathfinders Reunion that still takes place.

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