Media enquiries

Contact the Station Engagement Office:

Email: [email protected]

Please note, we are unable to support any requests for Chinook or Puma experience flights or flypasts. 


Call us

01491 837766 followed by an extension number, if known.

Find us

RAF Benson, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 6AA.

Council: South Oxfordshire District Council.

When you arrive

You must report to the Main Guardroom at the main entrance to the technical site. You must bring valid photographic ID with you, e.g. driving licence or passport. 

Where escorted passes are issued, the member of staff hosting you must meet you at the Main Guard Room.

Visiting information

We are not currently offering visits to the Station. 

Email: [email protected] 

Emergency contact

In an emergency contact the Main Guardroom.

Guardroom phone: 

For more help, or for those serving abroad on Operations or Exercise, visit the What to do in a family emergency guide.

Work experience

RAF Benson 2023/24 Work Experience.

Applications are now open for work experience.

Two periods are offered for this academic year:

  • Year 10 Work Experience (ages 14-15): 22-26 Apr 2024
  • Sixth Form Work Experience (ages 17-18): 8-12 Jul 2024

Placements are available in the following areas:

  • 28(AC) Sqn Engineering
  • 28(AC) Sqn Operations
  • Engineering and Logistics Wing - Puma Depth Engineering, General Engineering Flight, C4i (Communications, Cyber etc), AES (Survival Equipment), and Puma Force.
  • Operations Wing - Station Operations, Air Traffic Control and Met Office.
  • Physical Education Flight

Please complete this application form, clearly stating your 1st, 2nd and 3rd placement choices from the list above. 

Email your completed application to [email protected], before 31 Dec 23. 

Students will be informed 1 Feb 24 if they have been successful in obtaining a placement.


School visits

We are now accepting a limited amount of school visits to RAF Benson.

Email: [email protected] 


Air Cadets

If your Cadet Squadron would like to arrange a visit to the Station in the future, contact our Air Cadet Liaison Officer:

Email: [email protected]



Royal Air Forces Association

Contact the Engagement Office in the first instance:


Phone: 01491 827245 

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