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Great Escape 75th: Ex HOME RUN brings home a 33 Sqn veteran

The final occasion marking 230 Squadron’s Centenary year, following a series of celebratory events in 2018, was the consecration of their new Squadron Standard. On the night of 24th Mar 1944 a daring mass escape was made from Stalag Luft […]

Work Hard, Play Hard

It’s been a busy 6 months on 606 Sqn and the Part Time Voluntary Reservists (PTVRs) have had the opportunity to experience not only the hard work and professionalism of the RAF but also the fun and adventures that are […]

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 […]

Flight Lieutenant Alastair Donald Macintosh Gunn (60340)

Alastair Gunn was born on the 27th September 1919, the second son of Doctor James Turner Gunn and Mrs Adelaide Lucy Frances Gunn of Deansland, Auchterarder Perthshire in Scotland. He was educated in the local private school until he was […]

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 Mountain Bike Club

“Life is like riding a bicycle. In order to keep your balance, you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein And to keep moving, we in the Benson MTB club like to ride our bicycles! Not only do we like to […]

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 […]

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