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Ex Kukri Dawn

The two-week exercise was highly successful and provided a great training opportunity for both the students on the OCU and the user units that were supported. The students found themselves operating in a new environment and adapted to the challenge […]

Welfare Facilities Extended at RAF Benson

A third welfare house has been at RAF Benson, extending the welfare facilities available to personnel and families. The welfare houses are fully furnished, two-bedroom properties located in the heart of the community on the domestic site. With RAF Benson […]

Out with the old, in with the new

The RAF Benson Motorhome Club welcomed the arrival of the new Elddis Majestic 196 Motorhome ahead of the 2019 Summer Season. This was made possible by a grant from the Nuffield Trust. The Officer in Charge, Flying Officer Ihe was […]

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 […]

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 Picture House

From an idea to a reality… After opening its doors for the first time on the 19th July, with Deadpool 2 as the opening Film, the Benson Picture House has gone from strength to strength. Four months and 50 showings […]

Station Commander Handover

On Friday (9 November), RAF Benson said farewell to Group Captain Hamish Cormack as he handed over the role of Station Commander and Puma Force Commander to Group Captain Adam Wardrope. An experience Chinook helicopter pilot, Adam arrived at RAF […]

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 […]

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 […]

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