MORE than £7,000 has been invested in a fish and chips shop at RAF High Wycombe- becoming the first of its kind across the RAF.

Last week the fish and chips shop opened its doors for the first time at the base in Walters Ash to its service, civilian and community personnel.

It was requested by personnel, following a junior ranks forum on camp.

Research showed the nearest takeaway of this kind was more than five miles away, which was out of reach for families and dependants without transport.

The station set out on a six month project investing more than £7,000 to create the new facility, built at the junior ranks’ mess but available to everyone.

The station's catering contractor, ESS, manager Paul Rumney said: "This is a great new community initiative; a fantastic facility that has shown what a great partnership is in place at RAF High Wycombe between the Station and ESS."

The shop will be open five nights a week, from Wednesday to Sunday, and open to all personnel and their families.