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Wildcat Fielding SITREP & Initial Findings

As LZDZ goes to print, The Aviation Reconnaissance Force (ARF) and Wildcat Fielding Team (Army) WFT(A) will have raised a glass to celebrate a year of flying the Wildcat AH Mk1 and 1,000 flying hours. SITREP In its first year, […]

RAF Odiham Engineer Selected to… Represent RAF & UK at a World Skills Competition

Senior Aircraftsman Technician (SAC(T)) Ben Tullet, an Aircraft Mechanical Technician, who works within the Role Bay at RAF Odiham, has been chosen from over 900 people to represent the UK at a World Skills competition. Ben, who is 21, joined […]

RNR Aviator Achieves 6,000 Flying Hours

Reaching 6,000 hours of flying is a major milestone for any aviator, but for Lt Cdr Ric Fox OBE RNR, he achieved this tremendous milestone 200 miles inside the arctic circle in northern Norway. Deploying to Norway for six weeks […]

More Than Nine Months in the Air

Flt Lt William ‘Bill’ Kenrick has recently celebrated clocking up a staggering 7,000 flying hours, equivalent to over nine months in the air. Bill is currently based at RAF Benson as a Trg Off with the Operational Conversion Flight of […]

A Special Brew

RAF Benson personnel have been enjoying a special brew thanks to the generosity of the Rare Tea Company. A special “Royal Air Force” blend of tea leaves has been created by the Rare Tea Company in honour of the Battle of […]

Junglies Recieve a Special Delivery from a True Hero

There were smiles all round when Royal Navy Airmen and Royal Marines of the CHF, received bags of goodies from a local group representing Slimming-World. Making the donation were consultants Jill Love and Samantha Chatfield, both no strangers to the […]

Formal Full Command Inspection

The Air Officer Commanding Number 1 Group (AOC 1 Gp) visited RAF Benson recently to carry out his formal Full Command Inspection, taking the time to present personnel with medals and commendations during his visit. Air Vice-Marshal Stuart Atha DSO […]

Ypres Remembrance

What started out as a channel-hop for six friends to collect ‘supplies’ for a wedding, evolved in to a poignant weekend of remembrance for us all. We decided to stretch our legs a little further than the Majestic wine depot […]

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