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The official Twitter feed of the Support Helicopter base in Oxfordshire; home to the RAF Puma Force and Puma and Chinook Operational Conversion Unit
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UK Deputy Defence Attaché Beirut Feb 12
Two Station Commanders, two air forces... a shared aircraft type and shared vision of an ever-stronger relationship to benefit LAF and RAF Puma pilots, rear crew and engineers 🇱🇧🤝🇬🇧 ⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦
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UK Deputy Defence Attaché Beirut Feb 12
Defence engagement is all about partnerships. Yesterday, Royal Air Force personnel from ⁦⁩ and ⁦⁩ met ⁦⁩ colleagues here in Lebanon to celebrate their partnership and talk through plans for another year of training together.
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RAF Benson Feb 12
The Station Commander joined 33 Squadron on a visit to the Lebanese Air Force this week. Meeting with their Commander and the Station Commander of Hamat Air Base, they discussed the programme of support that our Puma Force continues to provide to their Lebanese colleagues 🇱🇧🇬🇧
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Army Director Engagement & Communications Feb 12
Well done to your team and especially the Junior Soldiers for showcasing the Army’s Foundation College yesterday and thanks to for making the journalists’ visit much easier, too. Looking forward tremendously to being an Inspecting Offr for the 534 passing out tomorrow.
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Caroline Cooper Feb 7
Building on the success of the novel freshers fair, it is great to see our Airman’s Council coming up with innovative ideas to integrate newcomers to .. watch this space 💡👍 leading the way.
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Joint Helicopter Support Squadron Feb 7
What a pleasant surprise to receive an impromptu visit from Group Captain Wardrope this morning at our HQ. Some very kind words Sir. Thank you.
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RAF Benson Feb 7
You can’t fit the whole team at the so the Boss made a special visit to today, congratulating them all on their incredible part in the Whaley Bridge and Wainfleet relief efforts. They’re often unsung but they’re our heroes at home and abroad. Well done! 👏
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Assistant Chief, Royal Air Force Feb 6
Epic night at Congratulations to everyone but especially the Chinook Force for both team efforts protecting Britons at home against flooding and also individual bravery abroad coming to the rescue of a downed helicopter
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Joint Helicopter Support Squadron Feb 6
Good to see represented by one of our soldiers who was first on the ground at Whaley Bridge. Have a great night Robbo and team
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RAF Benson Feb 6
It’s great to see represented in the for the Hero at Home award. The team worked incredibly long hours in poor conditions to ensure every tonne lifted was safe and dropped in the right place. Well done everyone!
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Kev Graham Feb 6
Great to see a pair of Pumas over today. Not sure if they were or but they made this old rigger very happy 🚁🚁😁
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RAF Benson Feb 4
Amazing work by ’s LAC Philippa ‘Winks’ Baxter who won the Women’s title in the Alpine Ski Slalom finals today at the A fantastic achievement in her debut for the
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RAF Winter Sports Alpine Association Jan 25
First time skier Sam from talks about his experience.
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Royal Air Force Feb 4
The new submarine-hunting Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft arrived in the UK today at in Scotland. The P-8A Poseidon “Pride of Moray” is the first of nine aircraft that the RAF will introduce to patrol the waters around the UK. Full story:
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RAF Benson Feb 4
Our team carried out Collective Training last week giving fantastic leadership opportunities to junior soldiers and airmen under field conditions. These are essential skills to allow our personnel to live and operate whilst deployed on operations supporting JHC.
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RAF Benson Feb 3
Congrats to all the who received awards at the annual dinner this weekend! The Station Commander was delighted to be your guest speaker and to hand over your awards.
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Caroline Cooper Feb 1
Happy Birthday to my favourite unit . Our heritage is never forgotten as the poppies on the same uniforms show every year, and still looking smart after policy changes. I wonder how we will look in another 80 years.
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RAF Benson Feb 1
in 1939, RAF Benson officially opened. A lot has happened in those 81 years but the spirit of remains unchanged. Happy birthday to us!
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RAF Benson Feb 1
Top job by our RAF Regiment’s Andy Branston on his morning run today - collecting litter blown around by the high winds. A shining example to of what community spirit looks like in action 👍
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RAF Benson Feb 1
We’re arranging video and audio tracks of the session to be sent to the team for dissemination.
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