Triennial 2013 – RAF Halton

11th Triennial Reunion 2013

Golden Oldies

The Golden Oldies Pipe Band

The Triennial Reunion was held on 21 September 2013 at RAF Halton. After a splendid lunch, the Entries represented marched and paraded for the Sunset Ceremony under the watchful eye of our President, Group Captain Simon Harper, and to the sounds of the “Golden Oldies” Association pipe band and RAF Halton voluntary band; the oldest marcher was aged 92! The parade was ably guided by WO Crossley and his Drill Instructors of Recruit Training Squadron.

Following the Sunset Ceremony, the traditional march down from Henderson Groves Square to St Georges Church took place to the majestic sound of the pipes and drums, including several renditions of the Black Bear. The Association was honoured to have the Queen’s Colour of No 1 S of TT, now at RAF Cosford, originally presented at Halton in 1952, on parade.

Following the Service conducted by the Rev (Wing Commander) Tony Gilbert which ended the day’s formal events, Min Larkin of the 63rd Entry and Deputy Chairman for many many years, finally handed over the baton to Duncan Grant, formerly of the 99th Entry.

(Extract from The Haltonian – Issue 67)