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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 […]

RAF Benson’s Puma Force Marks 20,000 Hours With Puma 2

October 2017 saw the Puma Force celebrating a significant milestone as they reached an astounding 20,000 hours of in-service flying with the Puma Mk2 helicopter. The extensively upgraded helicopter declared Initial Operating Capability in February 2015 and just over three […]

RAF Benson Pay Tribute During Garden Of Remembrance Opening

On 30 October 17, The RAF Benson Garden of Remembrance was officially opened by the Station Commander, Group Captain Hamish Cormack. Photos By: RAF Benson personnel taken by the RAF Benson Photographic Section. Members from the Military Provost Guard Service […]

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 […]

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 […]

Op RUMAN

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 […]

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