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The Kents

Prince Michael of Kent attends a new standard presentation of the No. 230 Squadron

The No. 230 Squadron received a new standard on Thursday at a parade attended by Prince Michael of Kent at RAF Benson.

Prince Michael, who is the Honorary Air Marshal of RAF Benson, was the Reviewing Officer on the day the squadron marched off the old standard and consecrated the new.

Image taken by SAC Ryan Murray; UK Ministry of Defence © Crown Copyright 2019.

Personnel from 230 Squadron were formally presented with their new consecrated standard on Thursday during a special parade in the Puma Force hangar.

More than 70 personnel from the Squadron paraded the recent standard into the hangar for the final time before the Royal Air Force Chaplain-in-Chief, Air Vice-Marshal John Ellis, formally consecrated the new standard.

Image taken by Sgt Rachel Malthouse; UK Ministry of Defence © Crown Copyright 2019

Prince Michael of Kent formally presented the standard to the Squadron during the ceremony.

In his speech during the ceremony, Prince Michael recognised the “distinguished history” of the Squadron, including the ongoing commitment to operations in Afghanistan.