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The following photos cover the Halton Triennial Reunion on Saturday 22 September 2007 and the 87th Reunion dinner which followed.
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The first part of the Triennial was held at Airfields where most people headed first to the Hangar to see who had checked in for their entry and to chat with old friends. (Photo by Chris East)

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There were a number of stands and displays to peruse. The busiest stand was the RAFHAAA stand selling apprentice items such as brass wheel badges and blazer badges among many other things. (Photo by Colin Smedley)

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The Old Haltonian pipe band known as the Golden Oldies gave a display before lunch. (Photo by Colin Smedley)

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Michael Rodd of the 87th is a member of the Golden Oldies. (Photo by Chris East)

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After lunch we marched up to the schools/workshops area for a visit to schools and the church. We then formed up for a march up across Main Point and up the hill to the Henderson Groves parade ground. (Photo by Chris East)

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After lunch we marched up to the schools/workshops area for a visit to schools and the church. We then formed up for a march up across Main Point and up the hill to the Henderson Groves parade ground. (Photo by Colin Smedley)

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Once on the parade ground we marched past the RAF Halton Station Commander giving an Eyes Left and then formed up facing the saluting dais for the Sunset ceremony. (Photo by Valerie Davison)

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After the parade the 87th fell in for a group photo. (Photo by John Chettle 88th)

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Later in the evening the 87th with wives and partners took a coach and headed back to RAF Halton for the reunion dinner. (Photo by Chris East)

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The reunion dinner was held in the Henderson mess. Here we are enjoying a welcoming fruit punch cocktail. (Photo by Chris East)

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Nowadays the mess is arranged with four-place tables although for us they had been put in line to provide a more congenial atmosphere. An excellent meal was provided with a choice of dishes. (Photo by Chris East)

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Queuing for our pudding. There was quite a selection. (Photo by Chris East)

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Our new chairman Jim Thompson who had organised the dinner acted as Master of Ceremonies throughout the dinner. (Photo by Chris East)

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Jim Thompson had organised a whole list of toasts. Richard Waldron gave a very poignant toast to "RAF Halton" (Photo by Tony Margetts)

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A beautiful 87th entry cake had been provided by David Gayton and his wife. It was decided not to eat it ourselves but to present it to a local charity. (Photo by Colin Smedley)

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After dinner we took to coach to the officers' mess at Halton House. The interior decoration is very grand. Here two of our ladies pose for photos on the main staircase. (Photo by Chris East)

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We headed for the bar. (Photo by Chris East)

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A raffle was held with prizes donated by members which raised a considerable sum of money for entry funds. (Photo by Colin Smedley)