FORMER Senior Aircraftman Sean Allerton pushed himself past the half-way point on a 500-mile charity challenge when he visited RAF Benson.

The 47-year-old, who lives near York and has used a wheelchair since he broke his neck in a motorbike crash in 1993, is visiting airfields around the country to raise funds for several charities, including the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.

On Monday, he covered two miles across RAF Benson, joined by acting station chief, Wing Commander Victoria Gosling, and the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton.

Mr Allerton said: “I have now completed 252 miles, so I’m more than half way there. I got a fantastic welcome at RAF Benson.”