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Screwball Charity Banger Rally

On just another day working in the COMMCEN at Al Udeid whilst being Out Of Area in November 2010, Cpl Jim Collins and SAC Tristan Smith decided to do some research into Banger Rallies for the New Year. Unfortunate circumstances […]

The Command Performers flying the RAF flag in Guernsey

The Command Performers, RAF High Wycombe’s Drama Club, has had an exciting few months. We performed some one- act plays at High Wycombe and then took 2 of them to the RAF Theatrical Association’s One-Act Festival at Cranwell in May. We swept […]

Station Commander Officially Opens Fully Refurbished Squash Courts

Are you looking for a new sport to indulge in now the summer is behind us? Way back on the 31st May 2011, the Station Commander, Group Captain Heffron, cut a ribbon to open a state-of-the-art squash facility at 2 […]


The Arts and Crafts style was initially developed in the 1850s by the English artist, textile designer, printer, typographer, bookbinder, craftsman, poet, writer and champion of socialist ideals, William Morris (1834–1896), who was influenced by the writings of John Ruskin […]

Link Foundation Maidenhead Relay Marathon

“Let’s run a marathon”. Usually when someone utters these magic words there follows a lot of bowed heads, silence and whispers of “Nutter”. When you utter the words, “We could do it in fancy dress as well”, it generally clears […]

New Kitchen & Dining Room

In February 2010 a new kitchen and dining room project commenced at RAF High Wycombe with a wing of the Sgts’ Mess being demolished, assisted by Gp Capt Radcliffe, then Stn Cdr RAF High Wycombe, who pulled down the first […]

Charity Band Night

By kind permission of the Stn Cdr RAF High Wycombe, Gp Capt Mark Heffron, the first RAF High Wycombe Charity Band Night was staged by Serco, ESS and the Smithy’s Committee at  the newly renovated Oakeshott Centre, In the welfare […]

Rugby for Heroes Comedy Night

On 8th June 2011, the Warrant Officers’ and Sergeants’ Mess here at RAF High Wycombe held a Comedy Night in support of the charity Rugby for Heroes. Cpl Fran Porter from the DATO office was approached and kindly liaised with […]


If you are reading this over breakfast, please don’t choke. I have always been careful of what I put in my compost heaps. Gardening books exhorted me to put newspapers in with all of the other material such as green […]

The Ice Van Cometh

Does the RAF have the manpower available at RAF High Wycombe to support another small scale operation? Would free ice-cream encourage deployment of personnel on a sun-soaked afternoon, or would the westerly winds and persistent precipitation of a Great British […]

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