RAF High Wycombe has reopened three play parks after a £120,000 refurbishment.

The overhaul focused on one play park at each families’ accommodation area at RAF High Wycombe in Walters Ash, although the station also has plans to revamp the remaining five parks in years to come.

The refurb was funded by the RAF Benevolent Fund, the RAF’s welfare charity.

Old equipment has been replaced with more modern pieces.

Group Captain Shaun Harris, Station Commander at RAF High Wycombe, said: “We are very, very grateful to the Fund for providing this facility.

“It makes such a big difference to our forces families, especially to children who are just coming out of lockdown.

“But what it also emphasises to me is how much we rely on the Fund and how important it is in these Covid-19 times, to keep supporting the Fund.”

Air Vice-Marshal Chris Elliot, Controller of the RAF Benevolent Fund, said: “These parks form an important part of the Fund’s commitment to supporting young people living on RAF stations. Our Airplay and Ben Club sessions also provide a safe place for children to spend time with their peers and access support if they need it.”