Did RAF Halton have a runway?

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Did RAF Halton have a runway?

What is Royal Air Force Halton’s airfield used for? Royal Air Force Halton has a grass airfield with 2 grass runways, and is used by resident flying units; the Royal Air Force Gliding and Soaring Association, the Royal Air Force Halton Aeroplane Club and the Royal Air Force Halton Microlight Club.

What is the purpose of No 2 Group RAF?

2 Group was reformed on 7 January 2000 to take control of air transport, air-to-air refuelling and airborne early warning within the RAF. Later the group took control of the RAF’s Force Protection units and most recently absorbed the Space & Battle Management Force and stood up the Support Force.

Can you visit RAF Halton?

Halton House Officer’s Mess is home to many serving personnel based at RAF Halton. Therefore, it is not appropriate for people to visit their home. However, there are usually open days planned throughout the year where people can be guided around the impressive building.

When was RAF Halton built?


RAF Halton
Built 1913
In use 1913–present
Garrison information
Current commander Group Captain Dan Startup

Is RAF Halton closing down?

The MOD announced the closure of RAF Halton in 2016 as part of a wider programme to reduce the size of the defence estate. Initially the base was scheduled to close by 2022 however it was announced in February 2019 that there will now be a phased closure, drawdown and development from 2022.

Do the RAF Regiment Do P company?

After conducting research on military parachuting, I noticed that a number of websites state that No. 2 Squadron of the RAF Regiment do not have to complete the All Arms Pre-Parachute Selection course (commonly referred to as P Company) but conduct their own course.

Who owns Halton House?

The house and by now diminished estate were purchased for the Royal Air Force by the Air Ministry for what was even then a low price of £115,000 (equivalent to £5.96 million in 2021 pounds).

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