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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 […]

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 […]