The Royal Air Force is an inclusive employer which supports and values difference. Our people are as varied as the roles they fulfil.
Here’s a selection of our personnel from around the RAF.
(Retired) Air Commodore Charles Clarke OBE
(Retired) Air Commodore Charles Clarke OBE was in the RAF between 1941-1978 serving 37 years. He spent time as a prisoner of war at Stalag Luft 3, known from the film, The Great Escape, and survived The Long March of January 1945.
SAC Tom North
Tom North is a driver for 2 Mechanical Transport Squadron. Tom assisted the local emergency services during Storm Emma to provide his driving skills to help nurses and medical staff to get to where they needed to be.
Flt Lt Simon Phillips
Simon Phillips is a Junior Engineer Officer (JEngO), from RAF Coningsby. As the JEngO, he leads 45 aircraft technicians to ensure the availability and airworthiness of the aircraft on Exercise Red Flag.
Cpl Kimberly Springhall
Kimberly is an RAF Nurse based at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.
Fg Off Ellie Deakin
Ellie, a Flight Operations Officer, joined the RAF for a career that would give her new challenges every day and is also a STEM Ambassador, inspiring young people across the country.
Cpl Richard Retallick
Richard and Riki, his Military Working Dog, help provide security for RAF Benson.
Flt Lt Emma Spencer
Emma is an RAF Nurse in the Cardiac Department at the OU Hospital. Emma was part of the Tactical Medical Team conducting worldwide Aeromedical Evacuations.
Cpl Peter Harper
Peter always wanted to be a firefighter and joined the RAF in 2005. He's worked in some of the harshest of environments and is proud of helping to change lives.
Chanel is a Surface Finisher and enjoys her job as part of a small team that conducts a full Puma aircraft repaint.
Pte Romeo Rokomaiqisa
Romeo is part of the [Military Provost Guard Service] who provide 24/7 security. Originally from Fiji, he joined the British Army in 2003 and has completed tours in Afghanistan as well as public duties at Buckingham Palace.
Pte Oliver Murden
Oliver Murden is a British Army driver with the Royal Logistics Corps, trained to drive and maintain all Army vehicles whatever the conditions or weather. He joined the RAF Benson team in 2016.
Jacqueline worked as a carer for many years, and for the past 17 years has been one of the essential team members working tirelessly behind the scenes.
SAC Jacob O'Keeffe
Jacob qualified as an RAF supplier last year and works in the Technical Stores. He represents the RAF in football and cross country and has also completed an overseas expedition to the Grand Canyon.
Revd (Sqn Ldr) Philip Corrigan
Philip is Chaplain at RAF Benson and provides support to all, regardless of faith.