Welcome to RAF Benson

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Benson Group Captain Simon Paterson

Welcome to RAF Benson

RAF Benson is a front line support helicopter base working within the Joint Helicopter Command. Located in South Oxfordshire, we have many facilities for Service Personnel and dependants alike.

Committed to operations and supporting operations throughout the world since the Station opened in 1939, RAF Benson is currently home to two thirds of the RAF's support helicopter force. Whilst geographically a small Station compared to many others, RAF Benson continues to be one of the busiest Stations in the RAF, with personnel deploying regularly in support of current operations.

Please click on the relevant links to learn all you need to know about life at this busy front line Station.

Latest News

Queen's Birthday Honours for Benson Personnel


13 June 2015

As The Queen’s Birthday Honours List is announced, personnel from RAF Benson were amongst those outstanding military personnel recognised for their exceptional efforts.

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Personnel Commended By Air Officer Commanding

Group image of recipients

10 June 2015

Medals and commendations were presented to RAF Benson personnel yesterday by the Air Officer Commanding No 2 Group.

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