Wiltshire

Memorial to be erected to mark RAF leaving Lyneham

RAF Lyneham
Image caption Floral tributes are still left at the main gate of RAF Lyneham

A commemorative stone to mark 70 years of the RAF being based in Lyneham is to be erected in the Wiltshire village.

The air force is due to leave the village at the end of the year.

The parish council said the "area will become a focus" for those "wishing to contemplate their memories of both the RAF and RAF personnel linked to the base".

The memorial is due to be unveiled on The Green in Lyneham as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations on 1 June.

Funds have been secured for an inscribed Portland stone memorial, a bench and an oak tree to mark the jubilee.

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