There is a new man at the helm of RAF Odiham.

Group Captain Nick Knight has taken over the role of Station Commander from GP Capt Lee Turner after two years in the role.

Gp Capt Knight said: “It is with a great sense of privilege and pride that I take command of RAF Odiham.

“The Chinook is iconic with an exemplary reputation both at home and on operations overseas.

“I am delighted to be working alongside Odiham’s talented and dedicated people.”

He returns to his former station from the role of Personal Staff Officer to the Chief of the Air Staff.

Gp Capt Knight has plenty of experience with the Support Helicopter force, flying both Lynx helicopters and Chinooks.

He has command experience with Joint Helicopter Command, No 1 Group and lead a deployment in support of the Nepalese earthquake relief effort.

Reflecting on his time in command of RAF Odiham, Gp Capt Turner said: “It has been an enormous privilege to have commanded RAF Odiham and the Chinook Force for the last 2 years during an incredibly busy operational period both at home and abroad.

“Throughout it had been the professionalism, technical excellence and dedication of the people that has been hugely impressive, and I wish them and the new Station Commander the very best of success in the future.”