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RAF Halton, Buckinghamshire

The existing house at Halton was built after Alfred de Rothschild (1842-1918) inherited the estate in 1879.  In 1914 Halton was taken over for use as an army base, and later in the war was used by the newly formed Royal Flying Corps.  It was subsequently sold to the War office by Alfred’s nephew, Lionel, and was later occupied by the Royal Air Force; it remains in their possession today as RAF Halton.

RAF Halton: publications, 2004

000/1433 and 00/2193, 12 items

Set of four cards and two identical sets of four modern prints ‘Halton House- Four Seasons’.  From original paintings by David Brunwin: ‘Winter Morning’; ‘Spring through the Gold Room"; "Summer on the terrace’; ‘Autumn leaves’. The original paintings by David Brunwin were commissioned by the officers' of Royal Air Force Halton.

RAF Halton: secondary sources, 2004

000/1503, 1 file

Poster 'Royal Visit to Halton' - Alfred de Rothschild welcomes the Prince of Wales to the first social gathering at Halton Mansion on 15th January 1884. From an original painting by Graham Turner, commissioned by RAF Halton. Together with typed extract from the Bucks Herald, 19 January 1884.

RAF Halton: secondary sources, 2006

000/1690, 1 item

Newspaper cutting from Bucks Herald, 20 September 2006 regarding Halton House and Waddesdon used for film set for 'The Queen' and other films.

RAF Halton: secondary sources, 2005

000/1659, 1 DVD

DVD film made for the Halton House Open House day 2005.