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RAF Cosford Corporal qualifies for Team GB

RAF Avionics Technician based at RAF Cosford, Shropshire, has qualified to represent Team GB at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Corporal Stuart Benson, 32, will be a member of the GB1 4-man bobsleigh team event in Russia.

Team GB practice at the University of Bath's facilities Credit: Royal Air Force

The GB1 4-man bobsleigh team are in good form after winning a Bronze medal at the World Championships and a Silver in the European Championships at the end of January.

Of the teams achievements, Stuart said:

A silver medal at the European Championships was a great achievement and standing on the podium gave me an exceptional sense of pride and excitement – I felt that not only was I representing my country, but also the Royal Air Force.

Team GB going through their final warm-up at the University of Bath. Credit: Royal Air Force

The Winter Olympics are officially opened on Friday 7th February.