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Burlesque & Beyond

Our classes, focussing mainly on the unconventional dance forms of Belly Dance and Burlesque style, have been running at RAF High Wycombe for nearly 4 years. Classes were initially held in the old Community Centre on Kilnwood, but due to […]


Dutch wants to be a Millionaire

Did you see Sgt Derek “Dutch” Holland representing the Royal Air Force on a Remembrance Special edition of Celebrity Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Dutch, serving as a Career Manager at High Wycombe, was selected by the production company […]


A Det with a Difference

In 2007 I bumped into a colleague who was thinking of applying for a language course and this got me thinking, as I wanted a change from my job. After some enquiries, I was told I needed to do a Military […]


A Bear & A Meerkat

This story started in early summer when Sgt Tracey Jackson and Sgt Sam Gilbert were detached out of area. An idea was born by Flt Lt Victoria Davies that interacted with both Tracey and Sam’s daughters; we would take a […]

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 […]

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