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RAF Halton Freedom Parade in Aylesbury

May 20, 2018


Here are some interesting facts about RAF Halton (source WikiPedia)

  • The base is one of the largest Royal Air force stations in the UK

  • The site has been used since the First World War, but is expected to be decommissioned by 2022

  • Part of RAF Halton's purpose is to house the RAF Central Training School. 


I only heard RAF Halton were doing a parade on Facebook. I was undecided about going since I was shattered from a very busy day before. But my curiosity and need to be creative somehow dragged me out of the house.


I grabbed both my Canons, a 50mm and 100-400mm. I figure I wouldn't need anything wider that a 50mm. Besides, I wanted to be very mobile so didn't want to be bogged down with the 24-70mm. 


As for the parade itself, it was moving and humbling to see these fantastic men and women who choose a life to serve for their country and not for profit or adulation.  


I especially like the faces on the men and women; it was almost "steely". I don't think I saw anyone smile; mind you it was around 25c that day and their uniforms looked very warm indeed!


When I was shooting, I was also thinking about the discipline of everyone and the attention to detail.  Anyway enough gushing, photos from the day can be for a modest £4.50 each. https://goo.gl/Wi5Gpp


Massive thank you to Aylesbury Town Council and RAF Halton for showing Aylesbury how great it is to have them on our doorstep. 





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