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High Wycombe stays regimented

ROYAL Air Force High Wycombe is to maintain its regimental lead with Group Captain Frank Clifford handing Command of the Station over to RAF Regiment colleague Group Captain Philip Lester. The Station provides operational and real life support for the […]

B is for Beer! (when naming your Lancaster)

Beautifully made and lovingly preserved, a diorama of a Lancaster Bomber sits patiently in the Headquarters of 2 Group; admired by all who pass it. Mr Bob Hickox is the custodian of the detailed model, which was crafted by Mr […]

Ex Classic Speed 2014

  In August 2014 3 riders from the RAF Classic Motorcycle Racing Team took a break from their campaign in the CRMC Championships to compete in the Belgium Classic TT at Gedinne. The riders consisted of Sqn Ldr Symon Woodward […]

RAF Police drop in on the snow

In January FS Gaz Longley, Sgt Geoff Bratt and Cpl Dan Burton from the Police Flt participated in the RAF Alpine Ski and Snowboard Championships in Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria. Upon arrival at Salzburg airport there was a horrible sinking feeling in […]

Princess Royal walks in grandparents’ footsteps

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal has repeated the visit made by King George VI and Elizabeth The Queen Mother to Royal Air Force High Wycombe in 1944, including a tour of the office of ‘Bomber’ Harris which remains in […]

TopNav 2014

What is the TopNav Competition? The Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN) has been running this annual competition for 25 years to promote light aircraft navigational skills. Crews of 2 or more are challenged to navigate a route as accurately as […]

Royal International Air Tattoo

Every year, Air Cadets from across the country volunteer at the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) at RAF Fairford. Here is one cadet’s account of her time RIAT and it turns out it’s not just a free airshow ticket! “I […]

Guardians of the Gate

On 14th August RAF High Wycombe received a brand new Hawker Hurricane Gate Guardian to replace the 30-yearold weathered damaged one that has stood proudly at the entrance of Air Command for the past 8 years. “However this isn’t the […]

Canoeing for Adam’s Ale? JFACHQ take to the water

On Friday the 4th of July this year members of the Joint Force Air Component Headquarters (JFACHQ) took a well-earned day out of the office to participate in Exercise ADAM’S ALE, an Adventurous Training event held in the idyllic setting […]

BikeSafe

The BikeSafe day at RAF High Wycombe took place on 18th June and provided briefings, discussion and practical experience to 20 motorcyclists from RAF High Wycombe and Halton. There are a considerable number of casualties each year within the RAF’s […]

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