ROC Banner Lodge-out Ceremony at RAF College Cranwell

13 October 2015

The Royal Observer Corps Banner, which had been proudly lodged in the Rotunda in Royal Air Force College Cranwell since 1995, began its journey to the formal laying-up in St Clement Danes Church.

In a fitting and poignant ceremony, the Banner was paraded by the RAF College Cranwell Standard Party from the Rotunda Gallery, where it was met by officials and spectators.

After the College Padre had provided the blessing, Mr Terry Giles - a former member of the Royal Observer Corp and Deputy Chairman of the Royal Observer Corps Benevolent Fund - addressed the spectators with a few words about the Royal Observer Corps history.

The Banner was then ceremoniously handed over to the College Warrant Officer to begin the next stage of its journey ahead of the formal laying-up ceremony at St Clement Danes, the Church of the Royal Air Force, on 23 October 2015.

You can see pictures of this event at the ROCBF flickr gallery here