Sunday, 07 August 2022

RAF pilot rows Atlantic as thanks for daughter’s cure

RAF pilot rows Atlantic as thanks for daughter’s cure

A PILOT who used to be based at RAF Benson rowed across the Atlantic to mark five years since his daughter was cured of leukaemia. ...

 

Crew of RAF bomber which crashed in village while on secret mission are remembered... 78 years later

Crew of RAF bomber which crashed in village while on secret mission are remembered... 78 years later

THE crew of a secret Second World War flight were remembered at a special service in Fawley. Halifax DG283 was carrying 15 crates of ...

 

Fly-past

A FLY-PAST commemorating the Battle of Britain will take place over Henley between 12.15pm and 1.15pm tomorrow (Saturday).

 

RAF helicopter stuck in muddy field after forced landing

RAF helicopter stuck in muddy field after forced landing

A CHINOOK helicopter from RAF Benson was stuck in mud for almost a week after having to make a precautionary landing. The twin-engine ...

 

The Henley-built Spitfire found 70 years after war

The Henley-built Spitfire found 70 years after war

A SECOND World War Spitfire built in Henley and flown by a pilot who took part in the Great Escape is to be restored. The plane, which ...

 

RAF nurse struck off over indecent images of children

RAF nurse struck off over indecent images of children

A NURSE who accessed websites to share indecent images of children while he was working at RAF Benson has been struck off. Sqn Ldr ...

 

RAF fleet saved with new deal

RAF fleet saved with new deal

A FLEET of military helicopters at RAF Benson has been saved with the help of Henley MP John Howell. Airbus Helicopters has been ...

 

Helicopter pilot's pride at leading Trooping the Colour fly-past

Helicopter pilot's pride at leading Trooping the Colour fly-past

A PILOT from RAF Benson has told of his joy at being part of a fly-past for the Queen. Flight Lieutenant Garry McKay, 35, took part in ...

 

75th birthday of RAF base

75th birthday of RAF base

THOUSANDS of people enjoyed celebrations to mark the 75th anniversary of RAF Benson. Personnel from the base and the Central Band of ...

 

Campaigners protest to RAF over lorries

Campaigners protest to RAF over lorries

CAMPAIGNERS against heavy goods vehicles using Watlington as a cut-through have accused RAF Benson of being an offender. A lorry ...

 

RAF training exercise involves civilian services

Picture of the exercise organised by RAF Benson

PERSONNEL from RAF Benson took part in a crash exercise involving a Puma helicopter. The scenario was the aircraft had landed heavily ...

 

Iraq veteran takes charge of base

A NEW station commander has been appointed at RAF Benson. Group Captain Nigel Colman has handed over control of the base to Group ...

 

Campaigners protest to RAF over lorries

CAMPAIGNERS against heavy goods vehicles using Watlington as a cut-through have accused RAF Benson of being an offender. A lorry ...

 

Royals at RAF ceremony to mark aircraft transfer

THE Duke of York and Prince Michael of Kent attended a ceremony at RAF Benson to mark the handover of 25 Merlin helicopters to the ...

 

On exercise

PERSONNEL from RAF Benson are involved in a training exercise simulating a humanitarian mission. The exercise has been taking place in ...

 

Helicopter emergency exercise

PERSONNEL from RAF Benson took part in a crash exercise involving a Puma helicopter. The scenario was the aircraft had landed heavily ...

 

RAF training exercise involves civilian services

PERSONNEL from RAF Benson took part in a crash exercise involving a Puma helicopter. The scenario was the aircraft had landed heavily ...

 

75th birthday of RAF base

THOUSANDS of people enjoyed celebrations to mark the 75th anniversary of RAF Benson. Personnel from the base and the Central Band of ...

 

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