STAFF at RAF Lyneham have taken a break from their usual blue uniforms and adopted pink instead.

Members of the airbase's Depth Support Wing (DSW), who look after the Hercules transport fleet, turned their tea bar into a pink Barbie paradise to raise money for the Breakthrough Breast Cancer charity.

Everyone who attended wore an item of pink, while some of the more daring crew members kitted themselves out in full fancy dress.

The event was in memory of a Flight Lieutenant based at RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire, who died of breast cancer aged 28.

Partygoers ate pink food, tested their brains in a pink quiz and took part in a pink raffle.

A portrait-sitting worth £250 was also auctioned off to the highest bidder and raised £150 for the cause.

In total, the party raised more than £500, and flying officer Olivia Proctor said: "We all had a fantastic night. I am very proud of the committee for all their hard work organising this event. We have raised plenty of money for a good cause."