Forestry Commission and RAF Halton Centenary

To commemorate the 100th Anniversary year of the Forestry Commission and RAF Halton, Station personnel and Forestry staff have planted an avenue of 100 lime trees previously knocked down during the storms of 1987. Wendover Woods was 1 of 6 locations in the UK celebrating the centenary.

RAF Halton Station Commander, Group Captain Katherine Wilson, PK Khaira-Cresswell, Director of the Centenary Programme, John Bruce, Head of Land Management East England Forest District, Cllr Tom Walsh, Chair of Wendover Parish Council and Cllr Judy Brandis, Chair Aylesbury Vale District Council were all in attendance during the unveiling of the plaque commemorating the planting of 100 trees in unison.

Group Captain Wilson said: “I would like to extend thanks to the many individuals that facilitated the planting of the 100 lime trees along the avenue and also for organising the ceremony today. Forestry England, you have done a remarkable job maintaining the vast woods around us and in allowing RAF Halton to share its centenary year with Wendover Woods. I would also like to extend my thanks to the RAF Halton volunteers who spent their Tuesday morning planting the new trees you’ve seen today. Finally, I would like to thank those members of the public who have joined us in this momentous occasion, cementing 100 years of our joint history”.

RAF Halton’s Media Communications Officer, Flying Officer Curt Shields, said: “It’s wonderful to have an opportunity to celebrate the joint centenary between our Station and Wendover Woods. Opportunities like this to support our community is something we’ll grasp firmly and the avenue truly looks fantastic”.