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Joint Helicopter Support Squadron (JHSS) – RAF Benson

THE JOINT HELICOPTER SUPPORT SQUADRON CONTINUES TO OPERATE ACROSS THE UK AND THE WORLD SUPPORTING BOTH EXERCISES AND OPERATIONS FOR A VARIETY OF UNITS. Heli Handling Teams are currently deployed in the United States of America facilitating Ex IMPERIAL ZEPHYR, […]

Designing A Display Masterpiece

Helmets adorned with custom designs are a relatively common thing to behold in the world of military aviation, especially in the display world, but few come in as elaborate a form as the 2018 Chinook Display helmets and even less […]

The Commando Merlin MK4 Has Arrived

AND SO SAID GUTO BEBB MINISTER FOR DEFENCE PROCUREMENT WHEN HE VISITED CHF AT RNAS YEOVILTON ON THE 24TH MAY.   He announced the delivery of the first of a fleet of new helicopters designed for Royal Marines aircraft carrier […]

Farewell to an Icon

The depressing news on the 1st August 2017 that 657 Sqn would be placed into “suspended animation” was not foreseen, however it did not hinder the professionalism of the squadron; after all, we still had a job to do and […]

CHF participates in the NATO amphibious Exercise Dogu Akdeniz off the Turkish Coast

HMS Ocean, the Royal Navy’s Fleet Flagship and also Flagship for the Commander of one of NATO’s Standing Maritime Groups in the Mediterranean (SNMG2) set sail from the Turkish port of Aksaz to participate in the sea borne element of […]

RAF Benson’s Puma Force marks its 20,000 hours with Puma 2

October 2017 saw the Puma Force celebrating a significant milestone as they reached an astounding 20,000 hours of in-service flying with the Puma Mk2 helicopter. The extensively upgraded helicopter declared Initial Operating Capability in February 2015 and just over three […]