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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 […]

Exercise Tigers Sporran

Prior to deploying on Op TORAL, each flight deploying will be required to complete 45 hours flying as part of their pre-deployment training. As Kabul is an urban environment with controlled airspace around it, this normally takes the form of […]

Exercise Vixen Eagle

Early on a cold January Saturday morning 8 personnel from RAF Benson departed for Bavaria for a week of Nordic skiing. Although some had Alpine skied before, that wouldn’t help much with the unfamiliar variant of Nordic Skiing. The journey […]

RAF 100

2018 marks the centenary of the Royal Air Force, the ‘100 year experiment’ as once termed by Viscount Hugh Trenchard – the ‘Father of the modern Air Force’. However, far from being the end of the experiment, the RAF remains […]

Benson 100 Faces – Behind The Scenes

Last year the RAF Benson Photographic and Imagery Centre’s professional Royal Air Force photographers embarked on a project to capture portraits of 100 personnel that make up Team Benson, ahead of the RAF Centenary later this year. The project saw […]

Trail Walker 2017

Written and Pictures By: Ian Harding and Andy Lyes For the past several years teams and personnel from RAF Benson have taken part in the Trailwalker event. Held annually in aid of The Gurkha Welfare Trust and Oxfam, it’s a […]

The Mayor of Wallingford Takes Flight

Written By: Rebecca Hunt On 15th August 2017, RAF Benson welcomed the Mayor of Wallingford, Michael Kidley and his wife, the Lady Mayoress Christine to the Station for a familiarisation visit. A visit arranged for every new Mayor, the afternoon […]

Op RUMAN

Operation RUMAN is our contribution to the international humanitarian relief operation taking place in the British Virgin Islands following the devastation of Hurricane Irma. The first week of September saw the Caribbean facing the full force of a Category 5 […]

Exercise Arctic Express

Written By and Pictures From: MAcr Dex Mann RWOETU & SH StanEval Definition of Adventure Training: “Challenging outdoor training for Service personnel in specified adventurous activities, involving controlled exposure to risk, in order to develop leadership, teamwork, physical fitness, moral and physical courage, among […]

Exercise Autumn Kite 16

On 26th September 2016, 28 personnel from 606 (Chiltern) Sqn, deployed on EXERCISE Autumn Kite to the sprawling metropolis that is Mount Pleasant Airfield (MPA). The aim, to complete Annual Continuous Training in the form of core work opportunities during […]

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