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Benson Picture House

From an idea to a reality… After opening its doors for the first time on the 19th July, with Deadpool 2 as the opening Film, the Benson Picture House has gone from strength to strength. Four months and 50 showings […]

Bonfire Night

Please see our Winter 2018 issue for photographs taken on Bonfire Night!

Station Commander Handover

On Friday (9 November), RAF Benson said farewell to Group Captain Hamish Cormack as he handed over the role of Station Commander and Puma Force Commander to Group Captain Adam Wardrope. An experience Chinook helicopter pilot, Adam arrived at RAF […]

Joint Helicopter Support Squadron Deployed on Op NEWCOMBE

After three months supporting CH47 operations for the French battlegroup in Mali, the JHSS team was replaced this month. Their contributions to the operation allowed the Chinooks to be used to their fullest extent and earned the praise of the […]

230 SQN CENTENARY – The Tigers Roar!

Whilst deployed on Op TORAL in mid-2017, OC A Flight Sqn Ldr Nick Monahan received the news that he, as successor to the 2IC role on his return, was also by default the lead for the Squadron Centenary celebrations. A […]

BA Cabin Crew Donate to RAF Benevolent Fund

Members of BACCES (British Airways Cabin Crew Entertainment Society) gathered at RAF Benson, Oxfordshire, on 9th May to present a cheque for £1,500 to the RAF Benevolent Fund’s Heather Kemp. The donation was made from the proceeds of BACCES’ 2017 […]

Benson Motorcycle Club £85000 Charity Donations

Since 1998 the RAF Benson Motorcycle club has been hosting charity events on the airfield, these events have ranged from an 8 hour moped endurance race, through to motorcycle rider skills days for up to 150 riders. The mopedathon’s are […]

Argentina Trip-Polo

A polo handicap is a passport to the world – a phrase that the Royal Air Force Polo association has tried and tested in recent years, with players journeying to New Zealand, South Africa and the USA to train and […]

Ex Eastern Tiger, 230 Sqn Staff Ride to the Far East

In late April, ten members of 230 Sqn headed to the Far East for an ambitious Staff Ride in Thailand and Singapore. From Bangkok we ventured further north to Kanchanaburi, where tens of thousands of Allied soldiers were imprisoned by […]

Air Vice-Marshal Presents Honours and Awards Benson Personnel During Annual Formal Inspection

On 7 February 2018, RAF Benson welcomed the Air Officer Commanding Number 2 Group, Air Vice-Marshal David Cooper, as he conducted our Annual Formal Inspection of the Station. The visit was a perfect opportunity for many sections to show off […]

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