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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 […]

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 […]

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