2020 Squadron & Unit Review

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2020 Squadron & Unit Review

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Dear Members,

Ahead of publishing the 2020 edition of UK Military Airfields Guide soon.. I would really appreciate some help with double checking my units for 2020.
If you have any updates post them here or DM me. Many thanks in advance

Peregrine

Royal Air Force

1 FTS T-6 Texan II RAF Valley
1 (F) Squadron Typhoon FGR4/T3 RAF Lossiemouth
II (AC) Squadron Typhoon FGR4/T3 RAF Lossiemouth
3 (F) Squadron Typhoon FGR4/T3 RAF Coningsby
IV Squadron Hawk T2 RAF Valley
V (AC) Squadron Sentinel R1 RAF Waddington
6 Squadron Typhoon FGR4/T3 RAF Lossiemouth
7 Squadron Chinook HC6 RAF Odiham
8 Squadron Sentry AEW1 RAF Waddington
IX (B) Squadron (2) Typhoon (Tranche 1) RAF Lossiemouth
10 Squadron Voyager KC2/KC3 RAF Brize Norton
XI (F) Squadron Typhoon FGR4/T3 RAF Coningsby
12 Squadron Typhoon FGR4/T3 RAF Coningsby
13 Squadron Reaper MQ-9 (UAV) RAF Waddington
14 Squadron Shadow R1 RAF Waddington
16 Squadron Tutor T1 RAF Wittering
17 (R) Test & Evaluation Squadron F-35B Lightning II (RAF Marham)
18 (B) Squadron Chinook HC2 RAF Odiham
XXIV Squadron Hercules C4/C5, Atlas C1, C-17A Globemaster III RAF Brize Norton
25 Squadron Hawk T2 RAF Valley
27 Squadron Chinook HC2 RAF Odiham
28 (AC) Squadron Chinook HC4, Puma HC2 RAF Benson
29 (R) Squadron Typhoon FGR4/T3 RAF Coningsby
31 Squadron (2) Protector RG1 (GA MQ-9B) RAF Waddington
32 (The Royal) Squadron AW109SP GrandNew, BAe 146 CC2/CC3 RAF Northolt
33 Squadron Puma HC2 RAF Benson
39 Squadron Reaper MQ-9 (UAV) RAF Waddington
41 Squadron Typhoon FGR4 RAF Coningsby
45 Squadron Kingair B200 / Phenom 100 RAF Cranwell
47 Squadron Hercules C4/C5 RAF Brize Norton
51 Squadron RC-135W Joint Rivet RAF Waddington
54 Squadron Sentinal R1, Sentry AEW1, Shadow R1, RC-135W Joint Rivet RAF Waddington
LVII Squadron 120TP Prefect RAF Cranwell
60 Squadron Jupiter HT1 RAF Shawbury
LXX Squadron Atlas C1 RAF Brize Norton
72 Squadron Texan II RAF Valley
99 Squadron C-17A Globemaster III RAF Brize Norton
100 Squadron Hawk T1/T1A RAF Leeming
101 Squadron Voyager KC2/KC3 RAF Brize Norton
115 Squadron Tutor T1 RAF Wittering
120 Squadron P-8A Poseidon RAF Lossiemouth
201 Squadron P-8A Poseidon RAF Lossiemouth
202 Squadron Jupiter HT1 RAF Valley
206 Squadron ‘B’ Flight Hercules C4/C5, Atlas C1 RAF Brize Norton
207 Squadron F-35B Lightning II RAF Marham
230 Squadron Puma HC2 RAF Benson
617 Squadron F-35B Lightning II RAF Marham
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight various RAF Coningsby
Central Flying (Helicopter) School Juno HT1 RAF Shawbury
Central Flying School Tucano T1 RAF Linton-on-Ouse
RAF Aerobatics Team (RAFAT) Red Arrows Hawk T1/1A RAF Scampton

British Army

1 Flight (5 Regiment) Islander AL1 Aldergrove
651 Squadron (5 Regiment) Defender AL1/AL2 Aldergrove
652 (Wildcat) Squadron (1 Regiment) Wildcat AH1 RNAS Yeovilton
653 Squadron (3 Regiment) Apache AH1 Wattisham
656 Squadron (4 Regiment) Apache AH1 Wattisham
658 Squadron (JSFAW) Gazelle AH1, Dauphin II Credenhill Barracks
659 Squadron (1 Regiment) Wildcat AH1 RNAS Yeovilton
660 Squadron Juno HT1 RAF Shawbury
661 Squadron Wildcat AH1 RNAS Yeovilton
662 Squadron (3 Regiment) Apache AH1 Wattisham
663 Squadron (3 Regiment) Apache AH1 Wattisham
664 Squadron (4 Regiment) Apache AH1 Wattisham
665 Squadron (5 Regiment) Gazelle AH1 Aldergrove
668 Squadron (2 (Training) Regiment) various rotary Middle Wallop
669 Squadron (1 Regiment) Wildcat AH1 RNAS Yeovilton
670 Squadron (7 (Training) Regiment) Squirrel HT1 Middle Wallop
671 Squadron (7 (Training) Regiment) Lynx AH7, Bell 212 AH1 Middle Wallop
672 Squadron (1 Regiment) Wildcat AH1 RNAS Yeovilton
673 Squadron (7 (Training) Regiment) Apache AH1 Middle Wallop
674 Squadron Tutor T1 RAF Barkston Heath
676 Squadron (2 (Training) Regiment) various Middle Wallop
Blue Eagles/Apache Display Flight Apache AH1 Wattisham

Royal Navy / Fleet Air Arm

700X Naval Air Squadron Scan Eagle RM1 RNAS Culdrose
703 Naval Air Squadron Tutor T1 RAF Barkston Heath
705 Naval Air Squadron Juno HT1 RAF Shawbury
727 Naval Air Squadron Tutor T1 RNAS Yeovilton
736 Naval Air Squadron Hawk T1/T1A RNAS Culdrose
750 Naval Air Squadron Avenger T1 RNAS Culdrose
809 Naval Air Squadron F-35B Lightning II RAF Marham
814 Naval Air Squadron Merlin HM2 RNAS Culdrose
815 Naval Air Squadron Wildcat HMA2 RNAS Yeovilton
820 Naval Air Squadron Merlin HM2 RNAS Culdrose
824 Naval Air Squadron Merlin HM2 RNAS Culdrose
825 Naval Air Squadron Wildcat HMA2 RNAS Yeovilton
845 Naval Air Squadron Merlin HC3/3A RNAS Yeovilton
846 Naval Air Squadron Merlin HC3/3A RNAS Yeovilton
847 Naval Air Squadron Wildcat AH1 RNAS Yeovilton
849 Naval Air Squadron Merlin HM2 Crowsnest RNAS Culdrose
Royal Navy Historic Flight Various RNAS Yeovilton

MoD / Qinetiq

Empire Test Pilots’ School various Boscombe Down
Rotary Wing Test Squadron various Boscombe Down
RAF Centre of Aviation Medicine (1) Hawk T1 Boscombe Down

USAFE

7 SOS (352 SOW) CV-22B Osprey RAF Mildenhall
67 SOS (352 SOW) MC-130J Commando II RAF Mildenhall
95 RS (55 Wing) RC-135 RAF Mildenhall
351 ARS (100 ARW) KC-135R RAF Mildenhall
492 FS (48 FW) F-15E RAF Lakenheath
493 FS (48 FW) F-15C/D RAF Lakenheath
494 FS (48 FW) F-15E RAF Lakenheath

Air Experience Flight

1 AEF Tutor T1 MoD St Athan
2 AEF Tutor T1 Boscombe Down
3 AEF Tutor T1 Colerne
4 AEF Tutor T1 Glasgow Airport
5 AEF Tutor T1 RAF Wittering
6 AEF Tutor T1 RAF Benson
7 AEF Tutor T1 RAF Cranwell
8 AEF Tutor T1 RAF Cosford
9 AEF Tutor T1 RAF Linton-on-Ouse
10 AEF Tutor T1 RAF Woodvale
11 AEF Tutor T1 RAF Leeming
12 AEF Tutor T1 Leuchars Station
13 AEF Tutor T1 To be announced
14 AEF Tutor T1 Aldergrove

University Air Squadron

University of Birmingham Air Squadron Tutor T1 RAF Cosford
Bristol UAS Tutor T1 MoD Boscombe Down
Cambridge UAS Tutor T1 RAF Wittering
East Midlands UAS Tutor T1 RAF Cranwell
East of Scotland UAS Tutor T1 Leuchars Station
Glasgow & Strathclyde UAS Tutor T1 Glasgow International
Liverpool UAS Tutor T1 RAF Woodvale
University of London Air Squadron Tutor T1 RAF Wittering
Manchester & Salford UAS Tutor T1 RAF Woodvale
Northumbrian UAS Tutor T1 RAF Leeming
Oxford UAS Tutor T1 RAF Benson
Southampton UAS Tutor T1 MoD Boscombe Down
Wales UAS Tutor T1 MoD St Athan
Yorkshire UAS Tutor T1 RAF Linton-on-Ouse

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Re: 2020 Squadron & Unit Review

Post by FlankerPhoto »

Look forward to the new edition. Spotted a few minor errors:

- 17 Squadron are based at Edwards AFB, CA, they don't have a presence here.
- 45 Squadron no longer operate the King Air
- CFS no longer operate the Tucano
- 671 Squadron, AAC no longer operate the Lynx AH.7
- "Blue Eagles" name was dropped at the end of the 2009 display season, the aircraft and crew are now from an active unit
- Royal Navy Historic Flight no longer exists, the aircraft were transferred to NavyWings

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Re: 2020 Squadron & Unit Review

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Very interesting thanks for posting... don’t they use the Jupiter as well as Juno for training?

TT

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Re: 2020 Squadron & Unit Review

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The 352SOW and 95RS are lodger units, not assigned to USAFE. 352direct report to AFSOC, Hurlburt Field and 95th to 55WG, ACC. Oh and you still have Lynx AH7 listed..
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Re: 2020 Squadron & Unit Review

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I believe all RAF Chinooks are now HC5, HC6 / HC6A.

Not sure if you wish to include the pair of FOST Dauphins (ZJ164 and ZJ165) operated at Newquay by BIH?

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Re: 2020 Squadron & Unit Review

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TEXANTOMCAT wrote:Very interesting thanks for posting... don’t they use the Jupiter as well as Juno for training?

See '202 Squadron' on the above list

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Re: 2020 Squadron & Unit Review

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A few bits.

RC-135W is a Rivet Joint not a Joint Rivet.
146 C3 not CC3 although how long these will last is also debatable.
24 squadron trains aircrew on Hercs and Atlases and engineers on all three, so whether they have any C-17s on the squadron is debatable I guess.
54 squadron likewise in terms of assigned aircraft with fleet sizes (and its a Sentinel)
206 squadron is split between Brize and Boscombe Down.
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Re: 2020 Squadron & Unit Review

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670 Squadron now operate the Juno, not the Squirrel

Aren't the Islanders now under RAF, rather than AAC, control?

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Re: 2020 Squadron & Unit Review

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Mike wrote:
TEXANTOMCAT wrote:Very interesting thanks for posting... don’t they use the Jupiter as well as Juno for training?

See '202 Squadron' on the above list


Sorry -missed that! Cheers TT

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Re: 2020 Squadron & Unit Review

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capercaillie wrote:A few bits.
206 squadron is split between Brize and Boscombe Down.


[quote="Habu Hunter"]Dear Members,

206 Squadron ‘B’ Flight Hercules C4/C5, Atlas C1 RAF Brize Norton


206 Sqn is no longer based a Boscombe , The Sqn is based solely based at Brize and sits under the structure of the AWC (Air Warfare Centre). The Sqn is split down in to three flights listed as follows

A Flt - Atlas C1
B Flt - C-130J / C-17
C Flt - ISTAR / UKMFTS Fixed Wing Platforms


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Empire Test Pilots’ School various Boscombe Down

ETPS is now QCFO (QinetiQ Civil Flying Organisation)
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Re: 2020 Squadron & Unit Review

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60 Sqn use the Juno more than the Jupiter

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