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Exercise Hookers Herald

Joint Helicopter Support Squadron (JHSS) have recently completed their annual Continuation Training exercises 1 & 2 (CT 1 & CT2). Image credit: SAC Ryan Murray. Deploying into a frozen -12C Longmoor training area JHSS began their annual back-to-basics field exercise. […]

12 Days in the Lebanon

6 personnel from RAF Benson’s Puma Force, consisting of both 33 and 230 Sqn Aircrew, deployed to Lebanon on the 23rd January as part of an Aviation Short Term Training Team. This 12-day deployment was the first of what is […]

Flight Lieutenant Alastair Donald Macintosh Gunn (60340)

Alastair Gunn was born on the 27th September 1919, the second son of Doctor James Turner Gunn and Mrs Adelaide Lucy Frances Gunn of Deansland, Auchterarder Perthshire in Scotland. He was educated in the local private school until he was […]

Honours and Awards

Air Vice Marshal David Cooper, the Air Officer Commanding Number 2 Group, presented dozens of medals and commendations to RAF Benson personnel in a special ceremony in the Officers’ Mess. The Meritorious Service Medal, awarded to those who have demonstrated […]

Benson Mountain Bike Club

“Life is like riding a bicycle. In order to keep your balance, you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein And to keep moving, we in the Benson MTB club like to ride our bicycles! Not only do we like to […]

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 […]

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