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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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

JHSS Celebrate 35 Years with Royal Visit

2017 marks the year of Joint Helicopter Support Squadron’s 35 Year Anniversary and on 31 October, the Squadron were honoured to welcome Her Royal Highness Princess Anne who visited in her role as the Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Logistic Corps […]

RAF Benson’s Lifesaving Co-Responders

Photos By: RAF Benson photo section. Two Co-Responders from RAF Benson, Corporal Karl Soare and Senior Aircraftman Daniel Scott, recently attended the scene of a lady in her late 60s suffering from cardiac arrest. Through their exemplary training, they were […]

Brigadier Presents Awards To Personnel At RAF Benson

On 24 October 2017, RAF Benson were thrilled to welcome the Deputy Commander of Joint Helicopter Command, Brigadier Mike Keating as he presented medals and commendations to our thoroughly deserving personnel. The Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (RAF) is […]

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