Members of the Local Community Visit RAF Brize Norton

On 25th June, Royal Air Force Brize Norton welcomed members of the local community, bringing together a group who have long wished to visit the Station.

Richmond Village residents
Richmond Village residents

Amongst those visiting were members of Probus club Winchcombe and a group of residents from Richmond Village retirement home in Witney.  They were joined by Mr Mick Bedding; a retired BT engineer who installed a large amount of telecommunications equipment on the station in the 1970s.

Probus Club members
Probus Club of Winchcombe members

During the visit, the group were given a tour of a C-17 Globemaster III and an insight into the Parachute Training School, hosted by WO Martin White. 

The group visiting the Parachute Training School
The group visiting the Parachute Training School

“This visit has been most interesting and has given us a greater understanding of what goes on behind the fence line surrounding RAF Brize Norton.  It has been most enjoyable”.

Mr Colin Massey
Probus Club 

The Probus club also donated £150 to the RAF Benevolent Fund, which the charity were hugely grateful to receive.


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