The Right Honourable Earl Howe, Deputy Leader of the House of Lords and Minister of State for Defence, met members of Training Wing when he visited RAF Halton to gain an insight into the RAF and, in particular, the Station’s mission and output.

After an initial meeting with the Station Commander, Group Captain Katherine Wilson, Earl Howe visited Recruit Training Squadron, where members of staff discussed the Squadron’s important role in preparing Phase 1 Recruits at the very start of their military careers. Earl Howe was also able to meet Instructors and sample some of the interactive training methods which are used to deliver lessons on a variety of subjects. After learning about how the newest entrants into the RAF are trained, Earl Howe headed to Airmen’s Command Squadron to find out how Airmen are developed in order to prepare them for their roles at a higher rank.

Witnessing a demonstration of a training serial, again using technology, it was clear that Earl Howe was impressed by the work RAF Halton’s personnel are doing to train RAF personnel to be the best they can be.