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DO YOU REMEMBER: The Queen’s visit to Northwood in 1982

 Published on: 29th March 2022   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

Those who grew up in the late 70s/early 80s might remember when Northwood got its own royal visit.

The streets were lined with Union Jacks when Queen Elizabeth II came to visit the borough’s HMS Warrior military base (better known as Northwood Headquarters these days) on June 25, 1982.

The trip came shortly after the end of the victorious Falklands War campaign, in which the base acted as the nerve centre for the armed forces’ campaign in the conflict.

Many people from across the borough came out to welcome the monarch, who celebrates 70 years on the throne this year.

Here, Her Majesty can be seen posing for a young boy, taking her picture with a small camera.

Do you have any memories of this notable event? Ord do you have any old stories and photos concerning the Northwood and Ruislip area? If so, send them to

Credit: Shutterstock/Evening Standard

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