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A grand day out at RAF Benson


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On August 19th, I was lucky enough to attend the RAF Benson Families day. The station is currently home base to the veteran RAF Puma force (33/230 and 28 Sqns) - which celebrated its 50th anniversary this year, and the Chinook OCU (28 Sqn).  The Families Day also attracted a handful of interesting military visitors as shown. Firstly, here's the home team.

 

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Gate guard at Benson is replica Spitfire PR XVI PL904 in the markings of 1 PRU.

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CV-22B 10-0053, a visitor to the Benson FD from 7 SOS/352 SOW at RAF Mildenhall.

 

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BAe 146 CC.2 ZE700 from 32(TR) Sqn at nearby RAF Northolt.

 

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Privately owned AT-6C 111836/JZ, one of the flying display participants.

 

Thanks for looking. C&C always appreciated.

 

Mark

 

 

 

 

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Awesome shots. I moved to Buckinghamshire in January and the Puma's and Chinook's regularly buzz the village, great stuff!

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2 minutes ago, stevehnz said:

Those are brilliant Mark, both in the quality of your photos & the subjects in them. :)

Steve.

 

Many thanks Steve!

 

Mark

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