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Royal British Legion Statement on the Repatriation route from RAF Brize Norton       

"The Royal British Legion has been in close consultation with the Oxfordshire County Council, Thames Valley Police and RAF Brize Norton over route that fallen service personnel will take from RAF Brize Norton to the John Radcliffe Hospital. Our views have been taken into account in informing the route decision and we feel the chosen route provides our members and the wider public with opportunities to pay their respects.  

"The Legion encourages its members to pay honour and respect to those who have fallen in service to the nation. Our presence is most visibly demonstrated by the parading of the Branch Standards, but as the Legion is part of the local community many Legion members will stand silently among those who gather to pay their respects. We are however not responsible for repatriation flights and ceremonies themselves, these are military operations.

"Oxfordshire County Council has commissioned a Memorial Garden near RAF Brize Norton and we feel that this is an excellent location where our members can continue their dignified tradition of paying respects to the fallen."

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