Date of Queen’s visit to Corby revealed - exclusive

HM the Queen''Library Image: Her Majesty The Queen is pictured during a visit to RAF Valley in North Wales 1st April 2011. ''''In honour of The Queen's 60 year reign, the Armed Forces will mount a special Parade and Muster at Windsor with Her Majesty on Saturday, 19 May. ''''Nearly 2,500 troops from the Royal Navy, the Army and the Royal Air Force will parade through Windsor Castle and town before Her Majesty and The Duke of Edinburgh. They will then muster in the Castle grounds for a unique event before an audience of more than 3,000 Armed Forces personnel, their families, and veterans. An impressive, tri-Service flypast of current and historic aircraft will conclude the celebrations.

HM the Queen''Library Image: Her Majesty The Queen is pictured during a visit to RAF Valley in North Wales 1st April 2011. ''''In honour of The Queen's 60 year reign, the Armed Forces will mount a special Parade and Muster at Windsor with Her Majesty on Saturday, 19 May. ''''Nearly 2,500 troops from the Royal Navy, the Army and the Royal Air Force will parade through Windsor Castle and town before Her Majesty and The Duke of Edinburgh. They will then muster in the Castle grounds for a unique event before an audience of more than 3,000 Armed Forces personnel, their families, and veterans. An impressive, tri-Service flypast of current and historic aircraft will conclude the celebrations.

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The Northamptonshire Telegraph can exclusively reveal the exact date the Queen is coming to Corby.

The police chief in charge of security has told your new weekly paper the monarch will visit the town on Wednesday, June 13.

Chief Insp Chris Hillery, who is ‘bronze commander’ for the visit, said: “It’s going to be massive.

“I think we will see in excess of 5,000 people turning up in Corby.

“We are working with the local authority to make sure the town can deal with it.”

The Queen brings her own Metropolitan Police security team but Chief Insp Hillery, who was appointed district commander for Corby and Kettering earlier this month, will be responsible for her safe arrival and departure and managing the expected crowds.

Chief Insp Hillery, who is also responsible for the Olympic torch’s safe passage through the county and the Moto GP and Grad Prix races at Silverstone, will marshal the police officers, PCSOs and dog teams both inside and outside the Cube.

Chief Insp Hillery said: “I’m in charge of the police resources outside and inside the venue from safe arrival to safe departure to crowd management.

“I’m really looking forward to it. It’s a real opportunity for Corby to show off the positive things about the town.

“It’s an opportunity for Corby and the wider community of Northamptonshire to really get into the Jubilee.

“And from a police officer’s perspective it’s not that often you get the chance to be involved in this sort of operation.”