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Trinity Close Air Support

The UK Air Support Operation Centre in Afghanistan The UK Air Support Operations Centre, or ASOC, lies at the heart of the RAF’s contribution to Air-Land Integration. Based at Trenchard Lines, Upavon, the Unit plays a key role in the […]

1st Walters Ash Brownies descend on the Fire Section

On Monday 10th October 2011,1st Walters Ash (RAF Station) Brownies visited the Station Fire Section to complete their Fire Safety badge. 24 girls on a trip to a Fire Station will inevitably be hyper-active and I’m not sure if the […]

RAF High Wycombe SHQ – Go Chasing Bananas

In the searing 30 degrees heat and dressed in neon yellow t-shirts, eleven members from Station Headquarters and Air Command High Wycombe, aka the ‘RAF High Wycombe Wild Bunch’ took part in the annual Bananaman Chase 10km at Willen Lake, […]


Force Development: Exercise SOARING EAGLE

Wilbur and OrvilLE Wright, Charles Lindberg and Barbara Cartland are, just to Name but a few, notable glider pilots! However, on this occasion it was more like Andrews, Booth, Hirst and Hunter, as the intrepid aviators from A4 were out […]

Operation Shooting Team

Each summer the RAF holds a service-wide Operational Shooting competition at Bisley Camp, Surrey. The RAF High Wycombe team took part in this competition, achieving considerable success, including selection to represent the RAF in the inter-services shoot and in some […]

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Children in Need: Fun Run

On a cold, wet, foggy November morning the last thing people feel like doing is running five kilometres, let alone paying for the privilege (or torture).  Pudsey Bear, accompanied by some mad personnel, pirates, Mr Blobby and a gladiator from […]


On Thursday 6 October 2011, the RAF High Wycombe SSAFA In-Service Committee held a ‘Big Brew Up’ Coffee Morning to raise money for SSAFA –  the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association. The main event was held in the Oakshott […]

High Wycombe Remembers

This year saw a busy Remembrance period, which included a ceremony in Cowleaze Woods to remember a Halifax crew who gave their lives whilst returning from the Nuremburg raids. A short service outside Spitfire block, and amongst other commitments, a […]

Naphill Village Hall Christmas Tree Lights

The Naphill Village Hall Christmas tree is special. It is an Atlantic Cedar and was donated in 1936 by Dilly Knox, who was a true war hero, being one of the now-famous Bletchley Park codebreakers.  He lived at Cournswood House […]

Season’s Greetings

As we approach the end of 2011 I look back on an eventful year and the 9 months that I have been Station Commander. We have had an extremely busy time that has tested our capabilities to the fullest extent. […]

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