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RAF Stations

JHC FS Aldergrove

Information about the squadrons located there, a history, facilities and news. Based in Northern Ireland.

Leuchars Station

A British Army barracks in Scotland home to several RAF units. Leuchars Station passed from the RAF to the British Army in 2015 and is home to the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, the Royal Engineers, Military police units, and also ESUAS and 612 (R) Squadron.

MOD Boscombe Down

The tri-Service home of military aircraft Test & Evaluation and the Boscombe Down RAF Support Unit which provides administrative support to the military lodger units.

MOD St Athan

Large Ministry of Defence site in the Vale of Glamorgan (southern Wales) and where the RAF’s non-aircraft, ground engineering technicians are trained.

RAF Akrotiri

Home of the Cyprus Operations Support Unit which provides joint support to British Forces Cyprus and operations in the region to protect the UK's strategic interests.

RAF Ascension Island

The role of the Station is to deter military aggression against the UK’s South Atlantic Overseas Territories in order to maintain UK sovereignty.

RAF Benson

Home to the Puma and Merlin helicopter squadrons and a front line support helicopter base. Gives squadron details, the base history and aircraft and equipment stationed there.

RAF Boulmer

The Air Surveillance and Control System, (ASACS) Force Command, and Search and Rescue Sea King helicopters of 'A' Flight, 202 Squadron are based here. Located in Northumberland.

RAF Brize Norton

The largest Station in the RAF, whose mission is to project Air Transport and Air-to-Air Refuelling and support deployed operations and exercises. It is also home to the Falcons parachute display team.

RAF College Cranwell

The world’s first Air Academy and today, it continues to select and train the next generation of officers and aircrew. It is also home to No 3 Flying Training School which delivers the elementary flying training for fixed wing and multiengine student pilots from the RAF, Royal Navy and Army Air Corps, No 6 Flying Training School which oversees all University Air Squadrons in universities across the UK and the Tedder Leadership Academy.

RAF Coningsby

One of two RAF Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) Stations which protect UK airspace and home to two frontline, combat-ready squadrons and is the training station for Typhoon pilots.

RAF Cosford

A major part of the Defence College of Technical Training. It is at the centre of the RAF’s mission to deliver flexible, affordable, modern and effective technical training that meets the needs of the UK’s Armed Forces now and into the future.

RAF Digby

The oldest RAF station located near the village of Scopwick and is an important signals site for all three services. Home to the Joint Service Signals Organisation, part of the Intelligence Collection Group, the station is tri-service and is alternately commanded by a British Army Colonel or RAF Group Captain.

RAF Fylingdales

Provides a continuous ballistic missile early warning service to the UK and US Governments, ensuring a surprise missile attack cannot succeed.

RAF Gibraltar

By providing an operational airhead capable of mounting UK and coalition military operations, the Station contributes to the maintenance of British sovereignty of Gibraltar.

RAF Halton

The primary role of RAF Halton is to train military and civilian personnel to perform to the highest standard for military operations.

RAF Henlow

Located in Bedfordshire and provides the support to enable lodger units to deliver global operations.

RAF High Wycombe

It hosts and supports HQ Air Command, several Groups, and the European Air Group. It also supports the Joint Ground Based Air Defence, and Joint Force Air Component Commander.

RAF Honington

The home of RAF Force Protection who are responsible for protecting the RAF at home and abroad.

RAF Leeming

Located in North Yorkshire and trains, delivers, and supports UK and overseas Expeditionary Air Operations.The Station is home to a diverse range of squadrons and lodger units including 90 Signals Unit, and a Mountain Rescue Team.

RAF Linton-on-Ouse

One of the busiest airfields in the country, training tomorrow’s fast jet pilots for the RAF, Royal Navy, and Foreign and Commonwealth students in preparation for advanced training on the Hawk at RAF Valley.

RAF Lossiemouth

One of two RAF Quick Reaction Alert stations which protect UK airspace. It’s the base for four Typhoon combat aircraft squadrons, one P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft squadron, and a RAF Regiment squadron.

RAF Marham

Home of the F-35 Lightning a 5th Generation, multi-role, stealth fighter and to a range of engineering support functions from maintenance to frontline support.

RAF Mount Pleasant

Currently based at Mount Pleasant are No 1435 Flight with 4 Typhoon FGR4, No 1312 Flight, with a single Voyager tanker and a Hercules C1 and No 1310 Flight operating the Chinook helicopter.

RAF Northolt

Located in west London and is used by both military and civilian aircraft and is home to units from all three Armed Services and the Ministry of Defence.

RAF Odiham

Located in Hampshire and is a front line support helicopter base working within the Joint Helicopter Command. The Station provides critical, rapid support for UK military operations throughout the world.

RAF Scampton

Plays an important role in the protection of UK airspace as the home of No 1 Air Control Centre.It is also home to the Mobile Meteorological Unit and to the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team (The Red Arrows).

RAF Shawbury

Trains around 1,000 students a year from across the UK Armed Services and international partners.

RAF Spadeadam

Located in Cumbria, and is the only Electronic Warfare Tactics facility in Europe where aircrews can practise manoeuvres and tactics against a variety of threats and targets that they face in contemporary warfare.

RAF St Mawgan

Located in Cornwall and is a No 22 (Training) Group Station and home to the Headquarters of the Robson Academy of Resilience and the Defence Survive, Evade, Resist, Extract (SERE) Training Organisation (known as DSTO).

RAF Syerston

Home to 2 Flying Training School (2 FTS) and houses both the headquarters and the RAF Central Gliding School, which provides formal training courses for members of the Volunteer Gliding Squadrons (VGS) located at various other locations around the UK.

RAF Valley

Located in Anglesey and is home to No 4 Flying Training School, responsible for training the UK's next generation of world-class fighter pilots and also home to the Mountain Rescue Service.

RAF Waddington

One of the RAF’s busiest Stations as the hub of UK Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) and the main operating base for airborne intelligence aircraft and systems like the E-3D Sentry AEW1.

RAF Wittering

The main operating base and headquarters for the RAF A4 Force and is a major Station for flying training.

RAF Woodvale

Near Formby in Merseyside, and is currently home to flying units providing flying training to future University Air Squadron students and giving air experience flights to Air Cadet Organisations within the North West.

RAF Wyton

Joint Force Command Station and home to the Joint Force Intelligence Group and the National Centre for Geospatial Intelligence, which provide intelligence support to the Armed Forces deployed on operations around the globe.

RAF(U) Swanwick

Air Command Unit embedded within the London Area Control Centre run by National Air Traffic Services (NATS). Military and civilian Air Traffic Control staff work together to ensure the safe passage of civilian and military aircraft flying over England, Scotland and Wales (and their coastal waters).

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