Armed Forces - Royal Auxiliary Air Force Listings and British Airline Fleets




3 Sqn RAF Henlow Tactical Provost Wing
501 Sqn RAF Brize Norton Operations Support Squadron
503 Sqn RAF Aldergrove Operations Support Squadron
504 Sqn RAF Cottesmore Harrier Support Squadron
600 Sqn RAF Northolt HQ Augmentation Unit
602 Sqn Glasgow HQ Augmentation Unit
603 Sqn Edinburgh Force Protection
606 Sqn RAF Benson Helicopter Support Squadron
609 Sqn RAF Leeming Operations Support Squadron
611 Sqn RAF Woodvale Operations Support Squadron
612 Sqn RAF Leuchars Airmobile Surgical Squadron
622 Sqn RAF Brize Norton Aircrew Augmentation Unit
4624 Sqn RAF Brize Norton Operations Support Squadron
4626 Sqn RAF Brize Norton Aeromedical Evacuation Unit
7006 Sqn RAF Waddington Intelligence Squadron
7010 Sqn RAF Waddington Photographic Interpretation Squadron
7630 Sqn RAF Waddington Intelligence Squadron
7644 Sqn RAF Halton Media Operations Squadron
Mobile Met Unit RAF Benson Meteorological Services

British Airline Fleets

In an emergency, the UK Government has the power to enlist the assistance of the United Kingdom's civil airline and aircraft charter fleets. In total, there are over 50 registered airlines and aircraft charter companies operating over 930 fixed-wing passenger and transport aircraft and over 400 helicopters.

The largest of the British-registered airlines is British Airways operating about 250 aircraft, carrying on average about 35 million passengers per year. Other major British airlines include Virgin Atlantic with 30 aircraft, Britair with 41 aircraft, the discount airline Easyjet with 112 aircraft.

Bristow Helicopters - UK subsidiary of Offshore Logistics is the largest helicopter charter operator with a fleet of some 300 helicopters. British companies employ some 10,000 trained pilots active in commercial operations in the UK.