Halton Supports Remembrance Day

Around 200 personnel from RAF Halton supported several different Remembrance Parades, as towns and villages gathered to pay their respects and observe the silence.

Station Commander, Group Captain Simon Harper, was in Aylesbury for the service, supported by a flight from Initial Force Protection Training (IFPT), along with the Parade Commander, Warrant Officer Geordie Rothwell,

Halton village saw Recruit Training Squadron recruits on parade with Wing Commander Bailey laying the wreath, and Parade Marshal, Warrant Officer Eden.

In Wendover Wing Commander M-C Allen laid a wreath and Warrant Officer John Crossley was Flight Commander with a flight of Station personnel.

Wing Commander Jenny Holmes took the salute at Thame supported by Cpl Tanzie Holden from General Duties Flight.

In Aston Clinton a flight from Airmen’s Command Squadron (ACS) supported Squadron Leader Rachel Portlock, Officer Commanding ACS, with Warrant Officer Russell as Parade Commander.

Supply Management and Training Wing were at Berkhamsted with Flt Lt Fowler, and finally, Dacorum Borough, Hemel Hempstead, where the salute was taken by OC Training Wing, Wing Commander Whiting, with Sergeant Goffey as Parade Commander and the marching flight was from Recruit Training Squadron.

Station Adjutant, Flying Officer Andy Keeley, who coordinated the parades, said: “Once again personnel from RAF Halton have made a vital contribution to local acts of remembrance.  I was privileged to be a part of the service in Aylesbury and was moved to see how many members of the community chose to mark such an important occasion.”

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