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.


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]

Based units[edit]

RAF Brampton (now closed)[3][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


  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. ^ "https://www.forces.net/services/raf/dramatic-footage-shows-demolition-raf-base". External link in |title= (help)

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