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 an RAF Regiment squadron, with additional RAF Police, RAF Intelligence, and other support staff.[1][2]

Force Protection[edit]

No. 1 Force Protection Wing RAF[edit]

No. 1 Force Protection Wing is based at RAF Wittering, and has a number of different units under its control:[3]

It is due to be disbanded in early 2015 with personnel reassigned to other units.[4][5]

No. 2 Force Protection Wing RAF[edit]

No. 2 Force Protection Wing is based at RAF Leeming, and has a number of different units under its control:[6]

No. 3 Force Protection Wing RAF[edit]

No. 3 Force Protection Wing is based at RAF Marham, where it was formed in April 2004, and has a number of different units under its control.[7]

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

No. 4 Force Protection Wing RAF[edit]

No. 4 RAF Force Protection Wing was based at RAF Lyneham, until the base was closed at the end of 2012.[8]

No. 5 Force Protection Wing RAF[edit]

No. 5 Force Protection Wing is based at RAF Lossiemouth, and has a number of different units under its control:[9]

No. 6 Force Protection Wing RAF[edit]

No. 6 Force Protection Wing RAF was based at RAF Leuchars, where it was formed in January 2006, and had a number of different units under its control:[11]

Their motto was Viribus Protege ("Defend the forces"). The wing was disbanded on 10 May 2014.[12]

No. 7 Force Protection Wing RAF[edit]

No. 7 Force Protection Wing is based at RAF Coningsby, where it was formed in 2008, and has a number of different units under its control.[13]

No. 8 Force Protection Wing RAF[edit]

No. 8 Force Protection Wing is based at RAF Henlow and has a number of different units under its control:

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. ^ "RAF Wittering - No 1 Force Protection Wing Headquarters (1FP Wg HQ)". Royal Air Force. 2014. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "More than 180 jobs to go in RAF Wittering cutbacks". Rutland and Stamford Mercury. 30 May 2014. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  5. ^ Dunlop, Alex (29 May 2014). "BBC News - RAF Wittering to disband 183 personnel". BBC Look East. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "RAF Leeming - 2FP Homepage". Royal Air Force. 2014. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "3 (RAF) Force Protection Wing Headquarters". Royal Air Force. Retrieved 17 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "RAF Lyneham farewell parade for departure of squadrons". BBC News. 31 May 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "RAF Lossiemouth - Other Units". Royal Air Force. 2014. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  10. ^ a b c "RAF protecting Camp Bastion". Ministry of Defence. 25 June 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2012. 
  11. ^ a b c d e "RAF Leuchars - 6 Force Protection Wing". Royal Air Force. 2014. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  12. ^ "Disbandment Parade of 6 RAF FP Wing and 58 Sqn RAF Regiment". rafregt.org.uk. 2014. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  13. ^ "RAF Coningsby - No 7 Force Protection (FP) Wing Headquarters". Royal Air Force. Retrieved 17 September 2012. 

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