RAF Halton in Buckinghamshire iscelebrating 100 years of military flying.
The Centenary of Flight, which isalso the RAF’s 95th year, is a big achievement for the Wendover base andthe local population who have supported the military aviation.
The first flight took place on September 18, 1913 as the aircraft from 3 Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps landed on the former Rothschild Estate.
Within five years of Britain's first flight, the Army recognised the value of aircraft and used experimental airplane structures to gain information.
Today the airfield is home to a variety of RAF light aircraft and an occasional visit from a spitfire and Hercules transport aircraft.
Servicemen and women from Buckinghamshire are to march through Wendover today - as they exercise their right to the Freedom of Aylesbury Vale. RAF Halton celebrates it's centenary this year, and as well as an honour,
the parade gives personnel a chance to formally thank local people for their support. Dating back to medieval times, the Freedom of Entry is the highest tribute that can be paid to any military organisation or service.
On Saturday, the Armed Forces will hold a special event at Windsor to mark HM The Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Today's they're practising at RAF Halton, Aylesbury.