The Queen met children and RAF personnel on her visit to RAF Marham.

The Queen visited RAF Marham on Monday in her capacity as Honorary Air Commodore of the Station.

Children from the village’s Cherry Tree Academy and Rainbow Centre, along with families and members of the local community, lined the roads up to the camp gates waving flags and cheering to welcome the Queen as she passed by.

Her Majesty visited the station’s Integrated Training Centre where she met service personnel then watched demonstrations of engine maintenance, weapons load and a canopy change in the training areas.

The monarch spoke to students from the RAF and Royal Navy then watched the F-35 Lightning aircraft conduct a vertical landing on one of the purpose-built landing pads.

RAF Marham Station Commander, Group Captain Jim Beck, said: “RAF Marham is very proud to have the Queen as the Honorary Air Commodore of the base and it is always an honour to welcome Her Majesty here to the station.

“This was an opportunity to showcase some of the new Lightning facilities that are now in use on Her Majesty’s station and to introduce her to some of the personnel that work here.”