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Celebrating 100 years of RAF Halton

3 Squadron Royal Flying Corp land on the sheep pasture at Halton Credit: RAF Halton

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.

Current airframes that operate at RAF Halton Credit: RAF Halton

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.

Typhoon of today's 3 (F) Squadron based at RAF Coningsby Credit: RAF Halton

Today the airfield is home to a variety of RAF light aircraft and an occasional visit from a spitfire and Hercules transport aircraft.

Thanking the people of Aylesbury

RAF Halton Credit: ITV News Meridian

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.