RAF Brampton Wyton Henlow

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RAF Brampton Wyton Henlow is a former Royal Air Force unit covering 3 distinct sites in Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire. The three sites, separately known as RAF Brampton, RAF Wyton and RAF Henlow, house a number of flying training, intelligence, security and other RAF support organisations. On 2 April 2012 the unit was disbanded with RAF Brampton being renamed Brampton Camp RAF Wyton.

History[edit]

The three RAF stations were brought together under the one umbrella in 2001. RAF Stanbridge was brought into the agreement too, but was not formally noted in the tri-base name.[1] At that time, RAF Brampton Wyton Henlow represented the largest RAF base in terms of real estate and personnel.[2]

On 2 April 2012 the unit was disbanded with RAF Brampton being renamed Brampton Camp RAF Wyton.[3]

Based units[edit]

RAF Brampton[edit]

  • Joint Air Reconnaissance Intelligence Centre (Formally closed down mid-2012)
  • Defence Security Standards Organisation
  • No 73 (Huntingdon) Squadron Air Training Corps

RAF Wyton[edit]

RAF Henlow[edit]

  • RAF Centre for Aviation Medicine
  • Joint Arms Control Implementation Group
  • Tactical Provost Wing (TPW)
  • No 1 Specialist Police Wing
  • No 8 RAF Force Protection Wing HQ
  • No 2482 (Henlow) Squadron Air Training Corps
  • No 616 Volunteer Gliding Squadron

References[edit]

  1. ^ Historic England. "RAF Brampton (1550941)". PastScape. Retrieved 1 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "RAF Brampton Wyton gets new commander to oversee change". BBC News. 21 January 2012. Retrieved 1 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "RAF Wyton". Royal Air Force. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°00′55″N 0°18′11″W / 52.0153°N 0.3031°W / 52.0153; -0.3031