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Raf Support Command

Volume 228: debated on Thursday 8 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is the current operational role, including auxiliary roles, of each RAF station in Support Command.

The primary and secondary roles of RAF Support Command stations are as follows:

RAF station

Primary Role

Secondary Role(s)

Linton-on-OuseFlying trainingAir Cadet regional headquarters
Air Cadet Wing headquarters
Voluntary gliding school
LockingGround trainingRAF South West Band
Air Cadet regional headquarters
NewtonGround trainingHeadquarters Air Cadets
Training development
Glider examining wing
Air experience flight
Regional provost and security unit
North LuffenhamGround radio engineeringGround radio defects investigation
Training development
Fire service training
Language training
Explosive ordnance demolition training
Rapier project development
OakhangarCommunications centreNone
QuedgeleyEquipment supply depotAir Cadet Wing Headquarters
Rudloe ManorCommunications CentreRegional provost and security unit
St. AthanAerosystems maintenance and storageGround training
Wales University Air Squadron
Voluntary gliding school
Air Cadet regional headquarters
Royal Auxiliary Air Force Defence
Force
ScamptonFlying trainingJoint arms control implementation group
Engineering management training
Tucano defect investigation
Tucano logistic support
SealandElectronics maintenanceMOD Civilian technical training
Air Cadet regional headquarters
Voluntary gliding school
ShawburyFlying trainingAir traffic control training, examination and evaluation
Air experience flight
StaffordEquipment supply depotTactical supply wing
StanbridgeJoint Service Air Trooping centreSupply computer centre
Swanton MorleyCentral servicing developmentMaintenance computer center
Voluntary gliding school
SwinderbyRecruit trainingNone
SyerstonAir Cadets glidingNone
UxbridgeManagement of dispersed units and personnelCeremonial (The Queen's Colour Squadron)
Headquarters music services
Air traffic control staffs
ValleyFlying trainingSearch and rescue unit and Mountain
rescue team
Search and rescue training
Air to air missile training
Signals unit
WroughtonRAF HospitalNone

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the names of commanding officers of each RAF station in Support Command.

For personal security reasons the names of those holding official appointments of air commodore rank and below are not generally released to the public domain.