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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 […]


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 […]

Exercise Freefall Venture Zero to Hero in 5 days!

RAF Weston-on-the-Green, home of the Joint Parachute Centre, is responsible for delivering Adventurous Training and Force Development through the medium of parachuting. As well as the weekly courses run at the Centre, they organize an annual Accelerated Freefall (AFF) Course […]

Oxfam Trailwalker 2015

Oxfam Trailwalker 2015

Oxfam Trailwalker originated in Hong Kong in 1981 as a military training exercise for Nepalese soldiers serving in the Queen’s Ghurkha Signals Regiment. These soldiers were known for being fierce, brave and extremely fit (and for carrying very large knives). […]

RAF Hockey Tour

RAF Hockey Tour Singapore and Malaysia 2015

Summer 2015 saw the men’s and women’s RAF Hockey teams depart on an epic adventure from London Heathrow to Dubai and then onto Singapore. Flying Officer Becks Causer and SAC Beth Whitaker from RAF Benson would be joining the women’s […]

RAF Bluewings Ice Hockey Club

RAF Bluewings Ice Hockey Club

The RAF Bluewings, the regional RAF Ice Hockey team representing the RAF in the south and south east of England, have recently returned from the Tri-Service Championships held in Sheffield as overall victors. The Bluewings comprise of RAF personnel from […]

RAF Cycling Downhill Lion's Roar Magazine

RAF Cycling Downhill

The RAF Cycling Downhill Team are set to make a strong start to the 2015 season thanks to Chf Tech Nick Larkin, Puma Force Support, RAF Benson. The team aims to maximise success by optimising the bike and the rider. […]

Telemarking for the RAF Lions Roar Magazine

Telemarking for the RAF

Following up on last year’s successful foray into the world of competitive Telemark skiing, Flt Lt Clare Thomas leads a strong contingent from RAF Benson to the 2015 Inter-Services and the RAF Ski Championships. Never before has one mountain seen […]

Station Sports Stars Honoured by Heroes Lions Roar Magazine

Station Sports Stars Honoured by Heroes

RAF Benson was honoured to host three heroic competitors from the Invictus Games, who presented the Station’s sports stars with awards in a special ceremony in the Officers’ Mess. Paul Vice MC, Craig Gadd and Andy Grant, who were all […]

Air Ambulance Receives Knock Out Donation Lons Roar Magazine

Air Ambulance Receives Knock Out Donation

After an extremely successful charity boxing tournament held in the Puma Force hangar in 2014, Sergeant Dave Hughes and Warrant Officer Eamon Geraghty were honoured to hand over a cheque for £2,000 to the Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance. […]

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