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General Enquiries and Media Enquiries

If you know the individual or section that you wish to contact, please call the RAF Benson switchboard on 01491 837766 and either input the extension number if known, or hold for the operator to be directed to the relevant section.

The Station Engagement Officer, Ms Nikki Hamilton, will receive enquiries from the media and the general public about RAF Benson, its aircraft, and its activities. Please note that this does not include flying complaints (please see below for contacts for flying complaints).

Write to :

Ms Nikki Hamilton
Station Engagement Officer
RAF Benson
OX10 6AA

Or if you prefer you can email the Engagement Office.

Or telephone us on 01491 827245 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm - voicemail service is available at all other times)

For emergencies or media enquiries only, the Duty Media Officer can be reached 24 hours a day on:

Telephone: 07768 858688

Flying Complaints

All flying complaints within the RAF Benson Military Aerodrome Traffic Zone (approximately a 5 mile radius of RAF Benson) should be directed to the RAF Benson Low Flying Complaints Team on 01491 837766 extension 5218 or send an email.

All flying complaints outside this area should be directed to the Ministry of Defence Low Flying Complaints Team on 01780 417558 or email

Visiting Military or Civil Aircraft

Station Operations is responsible for all aircraft movements at RAF Benson. If you wish to land at RAF Benson please contact our Station Operations team.

Please telephone: 00 44 (0)1491 837766 Ext 7015

Work Experience

If you would like to apply for a work experience placement at RAF Benson, please read the information given on the website prior to making initial contact with the Work Experience Team. Full details of the scheme are given online, as is an application form which should be submitted as soon as possible to ensure maximum chance of obtaining a placement. Enquiries can be directed to the Work Experience Coordinator on 01491 837766 extension 7642 or via email

RAF Careers

Please note - there is no external Careers Office at RAF Benson, therefore we are unable to offer any careers-related advice to civilians.

Information on recruitment and careers in the RAF is available on the RAF Careers website. If you require any further information then your first point of contact must be your local Armed Forces Careers Office (AFCO).

There is also a telephone number available for careers information: 0845 605 5555.

Written enquiries about RAF Careers should be sent to:

Directorate of Recruiting
Royal Air Force College
NG34 8HB
United Kingdom

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