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Date added: 12 October 2008

Their Proudest day 

Armed Forces say 'Thank You' to the people of Wootton Bassett
 
It was a day the people of Wootton Bassett will never forget; one their mayor described as 'probably their proudest ever'. 
 
A tribute paid by the UK Armed Forces by way of thanks for supporting the 102 repatriations of war dead from Afganistan and Iraq in recent months.
 
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Saluting Wootton Bassett:
The Prince of Wales Divisional Band 
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Fallen heroes who are flown to nearby RAF Lyneham before being transported in a funeral cortege along the high street of the market town near Swindon - where hundreds have gathered to line the streets to pay their respects.
 
The parade of troops and servicemen from the RAF, Army and Navy included band members, high ranking officials and war veterans - and featured flyovers by a Hercules C130 and Globemaster C17.
 
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Flyover:
a Globemaster C17 passes overhead
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Defence secretary Alan Hutton also attended.
 
To mark the event, Air Chief Marshall Sir Clive Loader presented the the town's mayor, Mike Leighfield, with a commemorative parchment before expressing his 'heartfelt thanks and gratitude' to everyone for their support.
 
Wootton Bassett Tribute Gallery
 
Wootton Bassett tribute 12 Oct 2008
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Wootton Bassett tribute 12 October 2008
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Wootton Bassett tribute 12 October 2008
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Wootton Bassett tribute 12 October 2008
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Wootton Bassett tribute 13 October 2008
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Wootton Bassett Flyover 13 October 2008
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