Rear Admiral in reviewing role at RAF Halton

Rear Admiral Simon Williams visited RAF Halton near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire this week to act as Reviewing Officer for the Graduation Parade of 531MP14 Douglas Intake, who graduated from 10 weeks basic recruit training at Recruit Training Squadron.

Rear Admiral Williams, who is Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff (Personnel & Training) and the Defence Services Secretary, was accompanied by his wife, Charlotte, and their visit consisted of a brief by the Station Commander, Group Captain Adrian Burns, and a tour of Airmen’s Command Squadron, where he learned about all aspects of training at Halton before meeting instructors and students for an informal chat in the Squadron tea bar.

Rear Admiral Williams said: “It was a very real pleasure to review the Graduation Parade today. To a man and woman, those graduating were motivated, enthusiastic and had clearly made the most of the terrific training opportunity afforded by RAF Halton. In short, they were a credit to both the Royal Air Force and their nation and I would like to pay tribute to the training staff for an absolutely first class effort in helping the trainees realise their potential.

I shared the pride evident in the faces of family and friends and would wish them and Recruit Training Squadron the best of success for the future.”