Duchess of Cornwall Presents New Colours To RAF Halton
During her visit to RAF Halton in Aylesbury on Wednesday, the Duchess of Cornwall presented the station with their new Queen’s Colour as well as attending the Graduation Parade of the most recent Air Force recruits.
Camilla, who is Honorary Air Commodore of RAF Halton, presented the Colour to Flight Lieutenant Scott Ripley-Jones during a drumhead ceremony. She also awarded top graduates with awards for their success during training.
In her speech to the graduates, the Duchess spoke of the Manchester Arena terrorist attack which claimed 22 lives: “I know that each one of us feels the unmitigated tragedy of the horrific event in Manchester. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families during this truly dreadful time.”
She linked this to the RAF graduates, saying that they were “now airmen in the oldest independent Air Force in the world which, in these troubled times, continues to play a vital role in protecting our nation.”
Afterwards Camilla joined student from Halton Combined School and Wendover Junior School at James McCudden Flight Heritage Centre, where they all participated in paper plane throwing as part of a ‘Cool Aeronautics’ program.Filed under The United Kingdom
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