Be with them at bedtime while you’re away
How Storybook Wings works
Parents are given access to a recorder and a list of copyright-approved stories to record their chosen story, along with a personal message at the start and end of the story. The recording session takes about 15 minutes and stories should take no longer than 5-10 minutes to read.
Once recorded, the stories are sent to the Storybook Wings Manager at RAF Wittering. The stories are then put onto a database list and sent to be edited by trained volunteer editors using specialist professional software.
The recording is edited using a two stage process. First, any mistakes, distortions and background noises are removed. Secondly, music and appropriate sound effects are added, transforming the story into a unique keepsake. It takes two to three hours for an experienced Editor to edit a 10 minute story.
The finished story is then sent back to the Storybook Manager, burnt to CD and then is is sent to the children in a personalised CD cover, ready for them to listen to whenever they like – it’s not just for bedtime!
We also now offer the option of an mp3 of the story which can be emailed direct to the parent making the process faster and more convenient.
RAF Stations with recording facilities
Please check the list below to see which stations have recorders for Storybook Wings.
|Creech AFB, Nevada||Edwards AFB, California|
|RAF Akrotiri (Cyprus)||RAF Linton-on-Ouse|
|RAF Ayios Nikolaos||RAF Lossiemouth|
|RAF Benson||RAF Marham|
|RAF Boulmer||RAF Minhad|
|RAF Brampton||RAF Mount Pleasant (Falkland Islands)|
|RAF Brize Norton||RAF Naples|
|RAF Coningsby||RAF Odiham|
|RAF Corsham||RAF Oman|
|RAF Digby||MoD St Athan|
|RAF Fylingdales||RAF Scampton|
|RAF Gibraltar||RAF St Mawgan|
|RAF Halton||RAF Valley|
|RAF Henlow||RAF Waddington|
|RAF High Wycombe||RAF Wittering|
|RAF Honington (2)||RAF Wyton|
|RAF Leeming||MOD Stafford|
|RAFC Cranwell||RAF Shawbury|
If you would like to record a story, please contact either your Hive or the Storybook Wings Manager by email or telephone 01780 783645 / RAF Wittering Mil. (95351) 7538