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.