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UKAF Badminton vs Oxfordshire Select 27 April 2019

Winning start for UKAF Badminton. In the first fixture of the 2019 season, UKAF Badminton defeated a team of top county players from the Oxfordshire region. The final score was a resounding 26-14 win, despite being an extremely close and […]

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 […]

Benson Motorcycle Club £85000 Charity Donations

Since 1998 the RAF Benson Motorcycle club has been hosting charity events on the airfield, these events have ranged from an 8 hour moped endurance race, through to motorcycle rider skills days for up to 150 riders. The mopedathon’s are […]

Argentina Trip-Polo

A polo handicap is a passport to the world – a phrase that the Royal Air Force Polo association has tried and tested in recent years, with players journeying to New Zealand, South Africa and the USA to train and […]

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 […]

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