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Benson Sporting Superstars announced

The winners of the coveted RAF Benson Sports Personality of the Year Awards have been announced. Nominees were honoured to be joined by the Air Officer Commanding No 2 Group, Air Vice-Marshal David Cooper, as well as Paralympic table tennis […]

Commando Helicopter Force Personnel participate in the Highland Games Tug-of-War at the 2017 Braemar Gathering

Eight members of the Commando Helicopter Force (CHF), led by Sergeant Adam Mason RM, made their way from Somerset to the Braemar Gathering to compete in the 2017 Highland Games Tug of War, in front of Her Majesty the Queen. […]

Successful Season for RAF and Army Water-ski and Wakeboard

Early September saw 50 RAF personnel from bases all over the UK and Europe train and compete in the week long Royal Air Force Championships behind the boat in Wakeboard, Water-ski Slalom and Jump. Hosted at SUWWC and working closely […]



On 17th September a group of nine personnel from RAF Benson and four cadets from Oxford University Air Squadron (OUAS) set out from RAF Benson with the aim of hiking the Thames Path from it’s source in the  Cotswolds back […]



The Joint Helicopter Command Headquarters conducted a road cycling tour in the Haute-Savoie region of the French Alps (12-20 Sep 14) to allow staff within JHC HQ to challenge themselves in the demanding terrain, whilst developing inter-departmental relationships and forming […]


5 Regt AAC vs Irish Air Corps Cricket Match

You probably wouldn’t think of cricket when guessing the enduring activity that links 5 Regiment AAC and their Irish Air Corps neighbours south of the border. This is now the third year that 5AAC, with help from 38 Irish Brigade, […]


Exercise caribbean wings

In January 2014 I had the privilege to deploy to the Island of St Lucia with 13 members of 3 Regt AAC for a sailing expedition around the Caribbean Islands. An amazing opportunity, but not an easy task, as eight […]


Exercise White Knight 30

Each winter the British Army descends on the European Alps to train and compete in alpine ski racing. The AAC and RAC traditionally start the ski season off with Exercise White Knight; six weeks of training and competition in the […]

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