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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 […]

RAF Bluewings Ice Hockey Club

RAF Bluewings Ice Hockey Club

The RAF Bluewings, the regional RAF Ice Hockey team representing the RAF in the south and south east of England, have recently returned from the Tri-Service Championships held in Sheffield as overall victors. The Bluewings comprise of RAF personnel from […]

Station Charities Committee

Station Charities Committee

The aim of the Station Charities Committee is to support local charities and facilitate any charity events being run both on and off the station by its personnel. Each year we nominate chosen charities to support and we present them […]

End Of An Era And A Look To The Future

End Of An Era And A Look To The Future

The 9th July 2015 marked a significant moment for both the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy. In its centenary year, 28 (Army Cooperation) Squadron handed the final Merlin helicopters over to 845 Naval Air Squadron, as  they formed […]

Pumas In Afghanistan- Successful Deployment Of The Puma Force In Afghanistan.

Pumas In Afghanistan: Successful Deployment Of The Puma Force In Afghanistan.

Since taking over from the Chinook Force on 1 April 2015, personnel from the inaugural deployment of the newly upgraded Puma Mk2 have been providing aviation support to British and coalition troops on  the NATO-led mission, Operation RESOLUTE SUPPORT in […]

RAF Reservists 606 (Chiltern) Squadron Battle the Elements in Norway on Extreme Cold Weather Training Lion's Roar Magazine

Battle the Elements in Norway on Extreme Cold Weather Training

RAF Reservists from 606 Squadron at RAF Benson participated in a joint exercise with the Norwegian Reserve Officers Federation to further develop their ability to operate under any conditions in any climate. The arduous training took place near the town […]

Exercise TRIDENT JAGUAR Lion's Roar Magazine

Exercise TRIDENT JAGUAR

‘You do know that my wife will be 36 weeks pregnant by then?’ Was my first thought when I was offered to go to Norway for two weeks on Exercise TRIDENT JAGUAR. But I was persuaded and so on the […]

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