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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, […]

RAF Music Festival

On Thursday 13th July, the British weather held out and the sun shone (a bit), for this year’s RAF High Wycombe Music Festival, organised by volunteers from the Station and attended by nearly 400 Station staff and their families.  Held […]

Girls on a Mission

Adolescents’, and particularly young women’s, participation in sport is less than optimal, and it appears that the age that young women are dropping out of sport and physical activity is getting lower. To try and promote a healthier lifestyle, Bucks […]

Bucks Broncos RFC

Station Rugby is back with a bang and winning silverware once again.  Two years ago, RAF High Wycombe, RAF Northolt and RAF Halton combined to form the Bucks Broncos. The teams were all struggling to field enough players to allow […]

First Aid at Work Training

In July, 10 staff based at RAF High Wycombe attended and successfully passed a First Aid at Work (FAW) course, these were both Service Personnel and MOD Civil Servants.  The course was three days long and covered a wide range […]

RAF High Wycombe Annual Reception

On 20th June 2017, RAF High Wycombe invited local industries and key partners to its Officers’ Mess for this year’s Annual Sunset Parade. Every year, the Station invites local industries to the Officers’ Mess so that we can hear and […]

The Mitchell Brothers’ London-to-Brighton Challenge

On Saturday 27th May, “The Mitchell Brothers” (aka: Wing Commander Phil Reid and Flight Lieutenant Kev Farrell) completed the gruelling London-to-Brighton 100km Challenge to raise money for Combat Stress. Phil, a Personnel Support Officer, chose to raise money for Combat […]

The Running Stormtrooper

The force is strong with this one. Twenty-six miles in Stormtrooper armour, followed by a 40-mile run finishing at Pinewood Studios- all for a good cause. The force is strong with this one. Much of the Royal Air Force community’s […]

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