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2017 NATO Tactics Meet

Following a period of uncertainty, the 2017 NATO ‘Tactics’ Meet was given the green light, giving the Mighty 230 Squadron the go ahead to embark on their valiant endeavour. With great gusto, OC 230 Sqn, Wg Cdr Toby Sawbridge, gave […]

Freedom of Wallingford Parade

Over 120 personnel from RAF Benson paraded through Wallingford on 22 June 2017 to commemorate 60yrs since the award of the Freedom of Wallingford to the Station, with his Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent in attendance. Two flights of […]

Putting the ‘Air’ in Air Cadets

RAF Benson helped put the ‘Air’ in Air Cadets this weekend when over 700 youngsters visited the Station for a Cadet Muster. Cadets from across the South of England were welcomed to RAF Benson on Saturday 10 June 2017 to […]

RAF Benson Logistics Sqn Staff Ride Ex Berlin Discoverer

Late last year, 10 personnel from RAF Benson’s Logistics Squadron embarked on a staff ride to Berlin to study the history of WWII, the Cold War and analyse the lessons that we can apply to the operational challenges we face […]

Oxfam Trailwalker 2015

Oxfam Trailwalker 2015

Oxfam Trailwalker originated in Hong Kong in 1981 as a military training exercise for Nepalese soldiers serving in the Queen’s Ghurkha Signals Regiment. These soldiers were known for being fierce, brave and extremely fit (and for carrying very large knives). […]

Lang Tengah Turtle Watch

Lang Tengah Turtle Watch

On the 22nd of September Sgt Louise Muzzlewhite arrived at Lang Tengah Island, Malaysia, to volunteer with the Lang Tengah Turtle Watch charity for a week. The charity aims to safeguard the nesting turtle population whilst providing an educational and […]

Third European Helicopter Tactics Instructor Course

Third European Helicopter Tactics Instructor Course

Members of the Rotary Wing Operational Evaluation and Training Unit (RWOETU) deployed alongside frontline Qualified Helicopter Tactics Instructors (QHTIs) to take part in the third annual European Helicopter Tactics Instructors Course (EHTIC) this autumn. The course was the brainchild of […]

Best Of Benson Commended

Best Of Benson Commended

RAF Benson hosted its annual awards ceremony this autumn to recognise the outstanding achievements of its personnel. The formal dinner and awards evening, known as the ‘Benson 76’ in honour of the Station’s heritage, was held in the Officers’ Mess […]

BLACK ALLIGATOR I N THE DESERT

BLACK ALLIGATOR I N THE DESERT

The wings of the Royal Marines have completed two months of intensive training on one of the biggest mock battlegrounds in the world. The Merlins of the Commando Helicopter Force stirred the dust of the Mojave desert, ferrying green berets, […]

RAF Hockey Tour

RAF Hockey Tour Singapore and Malaysia 2015

Summer 2015 saw the men’s and women’s RAF Hockey teams depart on an epic adventure from London Heathrow to Dubai and then onto Singapore. Flying Officer Becks Causer and SAC Beth Whitaker from RAF Benson would be joining the women’s […]

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