Video: Countess of Wessex visits RAF Wittering

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The Countess of Wessex met service families and opened a new community centre during a visit to RAF Wittering.

The Countess, who is honorary Air Commodore at the base, spoke to personnel, their partners and children earlier today (Thursday).

The Countess of Wessex visit to RAF Wittering to meet service families and the families of deployed personnel. The Countess speaking to families on her arrival, watched on by Station Commander, Group Captain Damian Alexander.'Photo: MSMP050913-010ow

The Countess of Wessex visit to RAF Wittering to meet service families and the families of deployed personnel. The Countess speaking to families on her arrival, watched on by Station Commander, Group Captain Damian Alexander.'Photo: MSMP050913-010ow

She was welcomed by Wittering Primary School pupil Faith Ball, six, who presented her with a bouquet, and the RAF Wyton Area Voluntary Band.

She spent the morning speaking to people around the base and will formally open the refurbished RAF Wittering Community Centre later this afternoon.

Claire Powell, 35, and her daughters Lillie, six, and Paige, three, met the Countess as she arrived on the base.

Claire’s husband Cpl Jez Powell is currently on deployment.

She said: “The children were really excited. The Countess just seemed so lovely.

“She got down to the children’s level and spoke to them. She said she liked their dresses. She seemed like a really lovely lady.

“I was a bit nervous bus she put us all at ease.”