Unit History: RAF Benson
RAF Benson (IATA: BEX, ICAO: EGUB) is a Royal Air Force station near Benson in Oxfordshire, England. It is home to the Royal Air Force’s medium transport helicopters, the Aerospatiale Puma and the new EH101 Merlin.
Benson is currently home to 28 Squadron and 33 Squadron and also to Oxford University Air Squadron and 6 Air Experience Flight. It has now also formed 78 Squadron as a Merlin Squadron (previously a Sea King/Chinook Squadron based at RAF Mount Pleasant Airfield, Falkland Islands). Previous units once based there include the Queen’s Flight.
The Thames Valley Police helicopter (a Eurocopter EC135) and the Chiltern air ambulance helicopter (a Bolkow 105, call sign "Helimed24") are both based at Benson.
The airfield is a well-known frost hollow
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