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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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