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Action 4 Youth

The Inspiration Programme – Visit to RAF High Wycombe The 8-9 November 2017 saw RAF High Wycombe host Military engagements with the ‘Action 4 Youth’ Inspiration Programme. The course is designed to broaden the horizons, thinking and experience of young […]


On the 17th January 2018, Air General Javier Salto, the Chief of Staff of the Spanish Air Force, handed over the position of Director of the European Air Group to Lieutenant General Enzo Vecciarelli, the Chief of Staff of the […]


A CRITICAL HISTORY By Robert Hickox Arguably one of the best heavy bombers of the Second World War, the Lancaster evolved from the twin-engined Manchester whose Rolls Royce Vulture engines were unreliable, although the wings and fuselage were of good […]


CHARITABLE APPEAL PART 1 REPORT ON NEPAL VISIT – 14 DEC TO 29 DEC 2017 On behalf of the Taking Football to Africa and Beyond Charitable Appeal a team of 12 people travelled to Nepal on 14th December 2017 to […]


Here we are, a new year with new intentions for our huge list of New Year’s resolutions. So how about trying something new that anyone can have a go at, will get you fit, you’ll meet new people and travel […]

Princes Risborough School (PRS) Awarded Grant from the Ministry of Defence Education Support Fund

Princes Risborough School recently welcomed Group Captain Rob Woods, the Royal Air Force High Wycombe Station Commander, to assist in opening a Ministry of Defence funded (MOD) project. The Ministry of Defence Education Support Fund was created to assist publicly […]


A former air traffic controller has reignited her links to the Royal Air Force by setting up a new company which is supporting the RAF Benevolent Fund. After a career in the Royal Air Force spanning 30 years, the last […]

Welcome to the Ultimate Team Sport

On a bright autumn morning, as the mist lifts from the River Thames, and our coxless four zips effortlessly away from the bank, you pinch yourself as you remember how lucky the RAF community is to enjoy the Central Fund […]

RAF High Wycombe Wings Appeal

On Friday 8th September 2017, seven members of the High Wycombe RAFA Committee braved the rain to support the Wings Appeal Collection in the City of London.  An early start at 05:15 saw the team safely into London to the […]

A Lifetime in Aviation: The Flying Life Of A.J.L. ‘Bill’ Hickox – Part 1 – Wartime Flying

If the name “Johnny Head-in-Air” from the poem in the wartime film ‘The Way to the Stars’ could be applied to anyone, then it could certainly be applied to my Uncle John, as I used to call him. Of course, […]

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