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Abbreviations

Armed Forces - RAF Squadrons as at mid 2014 -raf1a1- RAF Squadrons by Location Royal Air Force - RAF Aircraft in Service 2014

RAF SQUADRON LISTINGS


RAF SQUADRONS
and Personnel Summary

PERSONNEL SUMMARY (Mid 2014)
ROYAL AIR FORCE Trained and Untrained Strength (Mid 2014)
Officers  7,850
Other Ranks 27,380

Total

35,230
Note: The above figures include about 2,220 personnel from the RAF Regiment
RAF FRONTLINE SQUADRONS (as of mid 2014) 2014
Strike/Attack Fast Jet Squadrons 11
Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) Squadrons 2
Airborne Early Warning Squadrons 2
ISTAR 3
Transport Squadrons 5
Air to Air Refuelling Squadrons 3
Heavy Lift Helicopter Squadrons 3
Medium Lift Helicopter Squadrons 4
Search and Rescue Squadrons 2
Reserve Squadrons (OEU and Training) 11
RAF Regiment Field Squadrons 8


ISTAR - Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance.
OEU - Operational Evaluation Units


UNDER JOINT FORCE ARRANGEMENTS

Joint Helicopter Command


4 x Royal Naval Helicopter Squadrons
6 x Army Aviation Regiments (including 1 x Volunteer Reserve)
6 x Royal Air Force Helicopter Squadrons (including 1 x RAuxAF Helicopter Support Squadron).


ROYAL AIR FORCE SQUADRON LISTINGS
(as of mid 2014)

1 (F) Sqn 12 x Typhoon FGR4 RAF Lossiemouth (Leuchars until 14)
II (AC) Sqn 12 x Tornado GR4A RAF Marham (Recce)
3 Sqn 12 x Typhoon FGR4 RAF Coningsby
4 (R) Sqn 12 x Hawk T2 RAF Valley (4 FTS)
5 (AC) Sqn 5 x Sentinel R1 (ASTOR) RAF Waddington
6 Sqn 12 x Typhoon FGR4 RAF Lossiemouth (Leuchars until 14)
7 Sqn 11 x Chinook HC4/HC4A/HC5 RAF Odiham (JHC)
8 Sqn 3 x E3D Sentry AEW1 RAF Waddington
9 (B) Sqn 12 x Tornado GR4/4A RAF Marham
10 Sqn A330 Voyager RAF Brize Norton (from May 2014)(3)
11 Sqn 12 x Typhoon FGR4 RAF Coningsby
12 (B) Sqn 12 x Tornado GR4 RAF Lossiemouth
13 Sqn MR-9 Reaper RAF Waddington
14 Sqn Shadow R1 RAF Waddington
15 (R) Sqn 12 x Tornado GR4/4A RAF Lossiemouth (OCU)
16 (R) Sqn Tutor T1 RAF Cranwell (1 EFTS)
17 (R) Sqn 12 x Typhoon FGR4 RAF Coningsby (OCU)
18 Sqn 10 x Chinook HC4/HC4A/HC5 RAF Odiham (JHC)
22 Sqn 8 x Sea King HAR3/3A RMB Valley (Sqn HQ) (1)
23 Sqn 3 x E3D Sentry AEW1 RAF Waddington
24 Sqn 9 x Hercules C4/C5 RAF Brize Norton
27 Sqn 9 x Chinook HC4/HC4A/HC5 RAF Odiham (JHC)
28 Sqn 12 x Merlin HC3/3A RAF Benson (JHC)
29 (R) Sqn 12 x Typhoon FGR4 RAF Coningsby
30 Sqn 6 x Hercules C4/C5 RAF Brize Norton
31 Sqn 12 x Tornado GR4/4A RAF Marham
32 (The Royal) Sqn 6 x BAe 125 CC3 RAF Northolt
2 x BAe 146 CC2/3
3 x Augusta A109
33 Sqn 12 x Puma HC1 RAF Benson (JHC)
39 Sqn MR-9 Reaper UAV RAF Waddington
41 Sqn 12 x Tornado GR4/4A RAF Coningsby (FJWOEU)
43 Sqn 16 x Tornado F3 RAF Leuchars
45 (R) Sqn 8 x Beech King Air RAF Cranwell
47 Sqn 6 x Hercules C4/C5 RAF Brize Norton
51 Sqn 3 x RC-135W (from 2014) RAF Waddington
56 (R) Sqn ISTAR RAF Waddington (OCU)
57 (R) Sqn Tutor T1 RAF Cranwell (3 FTS)
60 (R) Sqn Griffin HT1, Bell 412 RAF Shawbury
70 Sqn 6 x Hercules C4/C5 RAF Brize Norton
72 (R) Sqn Tucano T1 RAF Linton-on-Ouse
78 Sqn 12 x Merlin HC 3/3A RAF Benson (JHC)
84 Sqn 4 x Griffin HAR2 RAF Akrotiri (JHC)
99 Sqn 8 x C-17 RAF Brize Norton
100 Sqn 16 x Hawk T1/T1A RAF Leeming
101 Sqn A330 Voyager RAF Brize Norton (from May 2014) (3)
202 Sqn 8 x Sea King HAR3/3A RAF Valley (Sqn HQ) (2)
203 (R) Sqn Sea King HAR3/3A RAF Valley (OCU)
208 (R) Sqn 12 x Hawk T2 RAF Valley (4 FTS)
216 Sqn A330 Voyager RAF Brize Norton (from May 2014)
230 Sqn 12 x Puma HC2 RAF Benson (JHC)
617 Sqn 12 x Tornado GR4/4A RAF Lossiemouth
Notes:

(1) 22 Sqn - Although headquartered at RAF Chivenor, the Squadron maintains three detachments at Chivenor (A Flight), Wattisham (B Flight) and Valley (C Flight).

2) 202 Sqn - Although headquartered at RAF Valley, the Squadron maintains detachments at Boulmer (A Flight), Lossiemouth (D Flight), Valley (C Flight) and Leconfield (E Flight).

(3) 14 x A330 Voyager on order.

OTHER FLYING UNITS
Display Team 12 x Hawk T1A RAF Scampton (Red Arrows RAFAT)
DHFS 20 x Squirrel HT1
60 x Griffin HT1
RAF Shawbury (provided by contractor)
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire, Hurricane, Lancaster, Dakota RAF Coningsby
1310 Flight Chinook HC4/HC4A/HC5 Kandahar, Afghanistan
1312 Flight Voyager, Hercules Falkland Islands
1419 Flight Various Helicopters Camp Bastion, Afghanistan
1435 Flight Typhoon FGR Falkland Islands
1564 Flight Sea King HAR 3/3A Falkland Islands
Op Herrick Tornado GR4/4A Kandahar, Afghanistan

RAF Lossiemouth Squadrons (as of mid 2014) (Aircraft Numbers are our estimates)
1 (F) Sqn 12 x Typhoon FGR4 RAF Lossiemouth (Leuchars until 14)
6 Sqn 12 x Typhoon FGR4 RAF Lossiemouth (Leuchars until 14)
12 (B) Sqn 12 x Tornado GR4 RAF Lossiemouth
15 (R) Sqn 12 x Tornado GR4/4A RAF Lossiemouth
617 Sqn 12 x Tornado GR4/4A RAF Lossiemouth
There will eventually be 3 x Typhoon Squadrons at RAF Lossiemouth
RAF Marham Squadrons (as of mid 2014) (Aircraft Numbers are our estimates)
II (AC) Sqn 12 x Tornado GR4A RAF Marham (Recce)
9 (B) Sqn 12 x Tornado GR4/4A RAF Marham
31 Sqn 12 x Tornado GR4/4A RAF Marham
By 2016, RAF Marham will become the main operating base for the Lightning II (JSF)
RAF Coningsby Squadrons (as of mid 2014) (Aircraft Numbers are our estimates)
3 Sqn 12 x Typhoon FGR4 RAF Coningsby
11 Sqn 12 x Typhoon FGR4 RAF Coningsby
17 (R) Sqn 12 x Typhoon FGR4 RAF Coningsby (OCU)
29 (R) Sqn 12 x Typhoon FGR4 RAF Coningsby
41 Sqn 12 x Tornado GR4/4A RAF Coningsby (FJWOEU)
RAF Waddington Squadrons (as of mid 2104) (Aircraft Numbers are our estimates)
5 (AC) Sqn 5 x Sentinel R1 (ASTOR) RAF Waddington
8 Sqn 3 x E3D Sentry AEW1 RAF Waddington
13 Sqn MR-9 Reaper RAF Waddington
14 Sqn Shadow R1 RAF Waddington
23 Sqn 3 x E3D Sentry AEW1 RAF Waddington
39 Sqn MR-9 Reaper RAF Waddington
51 Sqn 3 x RC-135W (from 2014) RAF Waddington
56 (R) Sqn ISTAR OCU RAF Waddington (OCU)
RAF Brize Norton Squadrons (as of mid 2014) (Aircraft Numbers are our estimates)
24 Sqn 6 x Hercules C4/C5 RAF Brize Norton
30 Sqn 6 x Hercules C4/C5 RAF Brize Norton
47 Sqn 6 x Hercules C4/C5 RAF Brize Norton
70 Sqn 6 x Hercules C4/C5 RAF Brize Norton
99 Sqn 8 x C-17 RAF Brize Norton
10 Sqn A330 Voyager RAF Brize Norton (from May 2014)
101 Sqn A330 Voyager RAF Brize Norton (from May 2014)
216 Sqn A330 Voyager RAF Brize Norton (from May 2014)
RAF Odiham Squadrons (as of mid 2014) (Aircraft Numbers are our estimates)
7 Sqn 11 x Chinook HC4/HC4A/HC5 RAF Odiham (JHC)
18 Sqn 10 x Chinook HC4/HC4A/HC5 RAF Odiham (JHC)
27 Sqn 9 x Chinook HC4/HC4A/HC5 RAF Odiham (JHC)
RAF Benson Squadrons (as of mid 2014) (Aircraft Numbers are our estimates)
28 Sqn 12 x Merlin HC3/3A RAF Benson (JHC)
33 Sqn 12 x Puma HC2 RAF Benson (JHC)
78 Sqn 12 x Merlin HC Mk3/3A RAF Benson (JHC)
230 Sqn 12 x Merlin HC2 RAF Benson (JHC)
JHC - Joint Helicopter Command
24 x upgraded Puma HC2 being delivered
RAF Valley Squadrons (as of mid 2014) (Aircraft Numbers are our estimates)
4 (R) Sqn 16 x Hawk T2 RAF Valley (4 FTS)
22 Sqn 8 x Sea King HAR3/3A RAF Valley (Sqn HQ)
202 Sqn 8 x Sea King HAR3/3A RAF Valley (Sqn HQ)
203 (R) Sqn Sea King HAR3/3A RAF Valley (OCU)
208 (R) Sqn 12 x Hawk T2 RAF Valley (4 FTS)
RAF Flying Training Squadrons (as of mid 2014) (Aircraft Numbers are our estimates)
4 (R) Sqn 16 x Hawk T2 RAF Valley (4 FTS)
16 (R) Sqn Tutor T1 RAF Cranwell (1 EFTS)
45 (R) Sqn 8 x Beech King Air RAF Cranwell (3 FTS)
57 (R) Sqn Tutor T1 RAF Cranwell (3FTS)
60 (R) Sqn Griffin HT1, Bell 412 RAF Shawbury
72 (R) Sqn Tucano T1 RAF Linton-on-Ouse
208 (R) Sqn 12 x Hawk T2 RAF Valley (4 FTS)
Central Flying School Various RAF Cranwell


RAF AIRCRAFT IN SERVICE ( 2014)
AIRCRAFT TYPE FLEET NUMBER
Typhoon 108 (total of 160 on order)
Tornado GR4/4A 88
Hawk (All types) 84
Tristar 5 (Being withdrawn by early 2014)
Voyager 8 (Total of 14 on order, replacing VC10 & Tristar)
Sentry 4
Sentinel 3
Shadow R1 5
Hercules C1/3/4/5 24 (8 x C1/C3 being withdrawn)
C-17 8
BAe 146 2
BAe 125 5
Sea King HAR 3/3A 16
Reaper 5
Tucano 30 (Training)
Tutor 119 (Training)
Chinook (JFH) 38 (14 x Mk 6 on order)
Merlin (JFH) 25
Puma (JFH) 24 (Mk 2 entering service)
22 x A400M Atlas will replace Hercules C1/C3 later in the decade.

RAF Chinook, Merlin and Puma Helicopters are assigned to the Joint Force Helicopter (JFH).

RAF Merlin Helicopters will transfer to the Royal Navy's Commando Helicopter Force beginning in 2014.