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This list of RAF Stations is a list of all current Royal Air Force stations, airfields, and administrative headquarters of the Royal Air Force.

Current MOD and RAF Stations

United Kingdom

Station County Notes
RAF Barkston Heath Lincolnshire Home to Defence Elementary Flying Training School.
RAF Benson Oxfordshire 28 and 78 Squadrons (Merlin HC3) and 33 and 230 Squadrons (Puma).
RAF Boulmer Northumberland Air Surveillance and Control Systems Force Command and 202 Squadron (A flight)(Sea King).
Brampton Camp RAF Wyton Cambridgeshire Formerly part of the combined RAF Brampton Wyton Henlow which has now been disbanded.
RAF Brize Norton Oxfordshire Home to all fixed wing transport aircraft (C-17, C-130, VC-10 and Tristar).
RAF Buchan Aberdeenshire
RAF Church Fenton North Yorkshire To close
RAF Coningsby Lincolnshire 3, 11, 29(R) Squadrons (Eurofighter Typhoon) and 41 Squadron (Tornado GR4).
RAF Cosford Shropshire RAF Museum - Formerly DCAE Cosford.
RAF Cranwell Lincolnshire Home to RAF College Cranwell, HQ Air Cadets and Officers and Aircrew Selection Centre'
RAF Digby Lincolnshire Tri - service command establishment (and also US tri-service presence) (Originally named RAF Scopwick).
RAF Donna Nook Lincolnshire Bombing range.
RAF Fylingdales North Yorkshire Radar and BMEWS Base.
RAF Halton Buckinghamshire
RAF Henlow Bedfordshire
RAF High Wycombe Buckinghamshire HQ Air Command.
RAF Holbeach Lincolnshire Bombing range.
RAF Honington Suffolk Used predominantly by the RAF Regiment.
RAF Kirton in Lindsey Lincolnshire Accommodation unit for RAF Scampton personnel
RAF Leconfield East Riding of Yorkshire
RAF Leeming North Yorkshire 100 Squadron (Hawk T1).
RAF Leuchars Fife 1 and 6 Squadrons (Eurofighter Typhoon) - scheduled for closure in 2014.
RAF Linton-on-Ouse North Yorkshire
RAF Lossiemouth Moray 12, XV and 617 Squadrons (Tornado GR4.)
RAF Marham Norfolk 2, 9 and 31 Squadrons (Tornado GR4).
RAF Mona Isle of Anglesey
RAF Neatishead Norfolk Radar station.
RAF Northolt London Home of The Royal Squadron and the new home of No. 63 (Field) Squadron The Queen's Colour Squadron of The RAF Regiment.
RAF Oakhanger Hampshire
RAF Odiham Hampshire 7, 18 and 27 Squadrons (Chinook HC2) and Joint Special Forces Aviation Wing.
RAF Pembrey Sands Carmarthenshire Bombing range.
RAF Prestwick Ayrshire Scottish Air Traffic Control Centre (Military). Scheduled for closure in 2013.
RAF Scampton Lincolnshire Currently home to the Red Arrows and the RAF Mobile Meteorological Unit.
RAF Shawbury Shropshire Defence Helicopter Flying School.
RAF Spadeadam Cumbria RAF and NATO Electronic warfare range.
RAF St. Mawgan Cornwall
RAF Stanbridge Bedfordshire Now a satellite station of RAF Wyton.
RAF Staxton Wold North Yorkshire
RAF Syerston Nottinghamshire
RAF Tain Ross & Cromarty Bombing range.
RAF Topcliffe North Yorkshire
RAF Trimingham Norfolk Remote station of Neatishead.
RAF Valley Isle of Anglesey Incorporates Anglesey Airport202 Sqn HQ (Sea King).
RAF Waddington Lincolnshire Home to all E-3 Sentry, Sentinel R-1, MQ9-Reaper and RC-135 Air Seeker aircraft.
RAF Wainfleet Lincolnshire Bombing range.
RAF Weston-on-the-Green Oxfordshire
RAF Wittering Cambridgeshire
RAF Woodvale Merseyside
RAF Wyton Cambridgeshire Now part of the combined RAF Brampton Wyton Henlow.
Defence CBRN Centre, Winterbourne Gunner Wiltshire Managed by RAF Strike Command, formerly the Defence NBC Centre.
Northwood Headquarters Hertfordshire Tri-service and NATO Command Headquarters.

RAF Stations occupied by the United States Air Force

Station County Notes
RAF Alconbury Cambridgeshire Occupied by the United States Air Force as an accommodation unit for personnel at RAF Molesworth.
RAF Barford St John Oxfordshire Occupied by the United States Air Force.
RAF Croughton Northamptonshire Occupied by the United States Air Force as a communications station.
RAF Fairford Gloucestershire Occupied by the United States Air Force.
RAF Feltwell Norfolk United States Air Force support use.
RAF Lakenheath Suffolk Occupied by the United States Air Force.
RAF Menwith Hill North Yorkshire joint US/UK intelligence and communication site.
RAF Mildenhall Suffolk Occupied by the United States Air Force.
RAF Molesworth Cambridgeshire Occupied by the United States Air Force.
RAF Upwood Cambridgeshire Occupied by the United States Air Force.
RAF Welford Berkshire Occupied by the United States Air Force.

RAF Stations Overseas

Station Country Notes
RAF Ascension Island  Ascension Island Joint RAF/USAF/NASA airfield/ comms/ satellite tracking station
RAF Akrotiri  Akrotiri and Dhekelia Within the Sovereign Base Areas
RAF Troodos  Cyprus In the Troodos Mountains, outside the Sovereign Base Areas
RAF Mount Pleasant  Falkland Islands
RAF Gibraltar  Gibraltar Occupies same site as Gibraltar Airport
RAF Al Udeid  Qatar Co-located at Qatar Emiri Air Force base QAF Al Udeid
RAF Mount Alice  Falkland Islands Radar station
RAF Mount Byron  Falkland Islands Radar station

See also




  • Halley, James J. The Squadrons of the Royal Air Force. Tonbridge, Kent, UK: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd., 1980. ISBN 0-85130-083-9.
  • Halley, James J. The Squadrons of the Royal Air Force & Commonwealth, 1981-1988. Tonbridge, Kent, UK: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd., 1988. ISBN 0-85130-164-9.
  • Jefford, C.G, MBE,BA ,RAF (Retd). RAF Squadrons, a Comprehensive Record of the Movement and Equipment of all RAF Squadrons and their Antecedents since 1912. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK: Airlife Publishing, 1988. ISBN 1-84037-141-2.
  • Rawlings, John. Fighter Squadrons of the RAF and their Aircraft. London: Macdonald and Jane's Publishers Ltd., 1969 (second edition 1976). ISBN 0-354-01028-X.

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