RAF Force Protection Force Headquarters

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RAF Force Protection Force Headquarters
Active 2004–present
Country United Kingdom
Branch Royal Air Force
Type Headquarters
Role Force Protection
Garrison/HQ RAF Honington

The RAF Force Protection Force Headquarters was created in 2004 as the successor to the Tactical Survive to Operate Headquarters (Tac STO HQ). It controls the Force Protection Wings which are tasked with protection of RAF stations in the UK and overseas. Each Wing is based around a mix of RAF Regiment squadrons, with additional RAF Police, RAF Intelligence, and other support staff.[1][2]

Structure[edit]

As of 2018, there are seven Force Protection wings.[3]

No. 2 Force Protection Wing RAF[edit]

Based at RAF Leeming.[4]

No. 3 Force Protection Wing RAF[edit]

Based at RAF Marham, where it was formed in April 2004.[5]

Its motto is Parare Et Protegrere ("Prepare & Protect"). The Officer Commanding is Wing Commander Jonathan Derbyshire.

No. 4 Force Protection Wing RAF[edit]

Based at RAF Brize Norton.

No. 5 Force Protection Wing RAF[edit]

Based at RAF Lossiemouth.[6]

No. 7 Force Protection Wing RAF[edit]

Based at RAF Coningsby, where it was formed in 2008.[8]

No. 8 Force Protection Wing RAF[edit]

Based at RAF Waddington.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RAF Regiment & RAF Reserves". armedforces.co.uk. 2014. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "RAF Regiment - Force Protection". Royal Air Force. 2014. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Force Protection". Royal Air Force. Retrieved 28 May 2018. 
  4. ^ "RAF Leeming - 2FP Homepage". Royal Air Force. 2014. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "3 (RAF) Force Protection Wing Headquarters". Royal Air Force. Retrieved 17 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "RAF Lossiemouth - Other Units". Royal Air Force. 2014. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c "RAF protecting Camp Bastion". Ministry of Defence. 25 June 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "RAF Coningsby - No 7 Force Protection (FP) Wing Headquarters". Royal Air Force. Retrieved 17 September 2012. 

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