West Witney WI’s members tour RAF base

West Witney WI members pictured in front of one of 99 Squadron’s C17s with some of the crew.

West Witney WI members pictured in front of one of 99 Squadron’s C17s with some of the crew.

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MORE than 40 members of West Witney Women’s Institute learned about the daily life of RAF servicemen and women.

They were given a tour of RAF Brize Norton and shown different aircraft, including the new Voyager tanker and troop transport and Hercules and Boeing C17 Globemaster heavy transports.

There was also a question-and-answer session in the air traffic control room and a demonstration of vehicles used for fire rescues in Britain and on operations abroad.

WI branch chairman Jean Hammond said: “It was amazing to see the enthusiasm of the personnel, both military and citizen, who showed us around.

“Everyone was charming and it couldn’t have been more informative.”

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