People in the Exeter said today's Freedom of the City parade was 'important' for the RAF and the city itself.
One man told ITV News Westcountry, the people of Exeter "always turn out for these things... despite the weather!"
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Largely dry with some occasional sunshine this afternoon.
A 16-year-old schoolgirl, whose mum died of breast cancer, has raised £2,750 for the charity Hospiscare to thank them for their support.
Although the crime total has dropped by almost a third, high value farm equipment is still top of the thieves lists.