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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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

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