Laying Up of the retiring XXIV Sqn Standard at Livorno

Approval has been given for the retiring XXIV Squadron Standard to be laid up in Italy.  This ceremony will take place on Sunday 9 November.  The Squadron are in the process of finalising arrangements but the intention is that the Standard should be laid up in the chapel of the 187th Folgore Regiment at their barracks in Livorno.

The plan is to hold the laying-up ceremony during the Service of Commemoration on 9 November.  As a result, the day itself will largely follow along the lines of previous events including wreath laying at two locations and a dinner at the barracks.  As the event will occupy much of Sunday, Squadron personnel will fly to Pisa on Saturday 8 November and return to Lyneham on the Monday”.

OC XXIV Sqn has nominated Sqn Ldr Jon Edmondson to be responsible for the ceremon.

Anyone interested should contact Jon and a suggested itinerary for those travelling by independent means would be to fly BA from Gatwick to Pisa (either on the Friday or Saturday) and stay in Lucca – about 15 km from Pisa and an easy drive to Livorno.


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