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BA Cabin Crew Donate to RAF Benevolent Fund

Members of BACCES (British Airways Cabin Crew Entertainment Society) gathered at RAF Benson, Oxfordshire, on 9th May to present a cheque for £1,500 to the RAF Benevolent Fund’s Heather Kemp. The donation was made from the proceeds of BACCES’ 2017 […]

Ex Eastern Tiger, 230 Sqn Staff Ride to the Far East

In late April, ten members of 230 Sqn headed to the Far East for an ambitious Staff Ride in Thailand and Singapore. From Bangkok we ventured further north to Kanchanaburi, where tens of thousands of Allied soldiers were imprisoned by […]

Station Commander Presents Awards

On 25 April 2018, RAF Benson’s Station Commander, Group Captain Hamish Cormack, presented medals and commendations to our thoroughly deserving personnel. The Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (RAF) is awarded in recognition of long service and irreproachable character and […]

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 […]

Exercise Tigers Sporran

Prior to deploying on Op TORAL, each flight deploying will be required to complete 45 hours flying as part of their pre-deployment training. As Kabul is an urban environment with controlled airspace around it, this normally takes the form of […]

Exercise Vixen Eagle

Early on a cold January Saturday morning 8 personnel from RAF Benson departed for Bavaria for a week of Nordic skiing. Although some had Alpine skied before, that wouldn’t help much with the unfamiliar variant of Nordic Skiing. The journey […]

RAF 100

2018 marks the centenary of the Royal Air Force, the ‘100 year experiment’ as once termed by Viscount Hugh Trenchard – the ‘Father of the modern Air Force’. However, far from being the end of the experiment, the RAF remains […]

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 […]