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This year, Chinook Force is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Chinook helicopter entering RAF Service with a commemorative new tail art. The newly painted Chinook celebrated its new look, departing from RAF Odiham, home of the Chinook Force, flying […]

Benson 100 Faces

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 […]

RAF Odiham deploy to the Caribbean

Aircraft and personnel from RAF Odiham have made up a large number of the UK response to the Hurricanes in the Caribbean. With a large number of personnel aboard HMS Ocean when it was re-tasked, the Station’s first priority was […]

The Attack Helicopter Force celebrate AAC and REME anniversaries at a Station Families Day

Aircraft of all shapes and sizes converged on Wattisham Airfield, home of the Attack Helicopter Force, to celebrate 135 years of history. Soldiers who fly and maintain the Apache attack helicopter joined with their families and contractors on 24 August […]

Lt Cdr Brazenall 3000 hrs

While on a humanitarian aid mission to the Irma and Maria hurricane devastated island of Dominica, Lt Cdr Ben Brazenall reached the milestone of 3000 hours.  Ben grew up in Honiton, Devon and was educated at Colyton Grammar School, then […]

Return of the Pegasus – New Future for 16X Air Assault Brigade

Pegasus is recognised internationally as the defining symbol of British Airborne Forces and replaces the Striking Eagle used as 16 Air Asslt Bde’s emblem since its formation in 1999. Pegasus has been adopted as 16 Air Asslt Bde leaves Joint […]

Padre Stan finally retires.. aged 92

Padre Stan finally retires… aged 92

Padre Stan Jones, the Officiating Chaplain to RAF Benson, has finally retired from serving in and alongside the Armed Forces at the age of 92. Stan volunteered for the Royal Navy to undertake his National Service and explains “much to […]

Ground Control to Major Tim LZDZ Online

Ground Control to Major Tim

Maj Peake, a former Apache pilot with the Army Air Corps, is the first Briton to be appointed by the European Space Agency (ESA) Astronaut Corps and begins his mission on the International Space Station (ISS) in November. Tim, aged […]

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