Halton Remembers

  |  Published: Nov 15th 2015
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RAF Halton has again supported the Royal British Legion at Remembrance Ceremonies in seven local villages and towns.  Station Commander, Group Captain Adrian Burns and wreath bearer, Station Warrant Officer Jake Alpert, led the inter-denominational services by attending Aylesbury town. The Aylesbury parade received musical support from the RAF Halton Pipes and Drums Band in the form of a marching band under the direction of Pipe Major, Lenny Browne.

The RAF parade consisted of a flight of RAF Regiment Gunners from Initial Force Protection Training (IFPT) who marched from County Hall to the War Memorial in the Market Square.

Other parades supported by the Station were, Halton Village where Officer Commanding Support Wing, Wing Commander Nicky Stacey led the tributes. In Thame Officer Commanding Policy and Plans, Wing Commander Ray Morley with Warrant Officer from Recruit Training Squadron as the wreath bearer. Wing Commander Jason Chalk from Training Wing was in Hemel Hempstead and Group Captain O’Donnell attended Wendover in the afternoon.

Group Captain Burns said: “Once again RAF Halton has been honoured to provide assistance to a number of local parades in support of the Royal British Legion.  It is right that we remember the fallen who gave everything for our freedom. The words ‘We Will Remember Them’ are as true now as they were 75 years ago.”

Station Warrant Officer, Jake Alpert, said: “It has been a pleasure to co-ordinate the parades we have taken part in and I am extremely proud of the standard and bearing of the military personnel on parade and the support of the local people.”

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