Annual Reception at RAF Halton

Jane Reilly  |  Published: May 15th 2019

RAF Halton’s Station Commander, Group Captain Katherine Wilson, hosted the Station’s Annual Reception recently at Halton House Officers Mess. The evening on 1st May was attended by the Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher who was among other community leaders from the county. Guests from all walks of life, including local and national charities, sports and youth leaders, and business people mixed with Station personnel prior to watching a Sunset Ceremony on the patio of Halton House. The event was an opportunity for RAF Halton to thank the locals for their support over the past year and to continue to foster relationships particularly as RAF Halton enters its 100th year in 2019.

Group Captain Wilson warmly welcomed the guests and thanked them for their continued support to the Station, saying: “Our Annual Reception is an opportunity for us to thank you, the members of our local community, for the support and friendship we receive.” She continued, “It is important that we give something to our local community and I am proud of the engagement my team have had with various charities and community projects.  In 2018, we carried out numerous local projects and I know that our Service men and women awaiting trade training are particularly active and I am grateful for all their efforts as well.”

After a drinks reception, guests were invited to the patio to watch a Sunset Ceremony with music by the Halton Voluntary Band and a Parade formed of Airmen and Airwomen from Servicemen Awaiting Trade Training Flight who graduated into the Royal Air Force on the previous day.

crowd shot from upstairs at Halton House
members of the community
SATTs on parade
taking the salute
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