No. 85 (Expeditionary Logistics) Wing RAF

Summary

No. 85 Expeditionary Logistics Wing RAF is a wing of the Royal Air Force A4 Force based at RAF Wittering, England.

It is made up of several ground transport and logistics handling squadrons, whose role is to establish air and sea ports of disembarkation and the associated supply chain all the way to the front line squadrons.

Structure

No 85 (EL) Wg, with an establishment of approximately 660 personnel, comprises eight air combat service support units:

Formerly it consisted of:

The wing played a major role in the RAF deployment in the run-up to and during Operation Telic.

Commanders

  • Wing Commander D M Lester-Powell (2002–04)
  • Wing Commander D H John (2004–06)
  • Wing Commander A R Curtis (2006–09)
  • Wing Commander E J Cole (2009–10)
  • Wing Commander I D Reynolds (2010–12)
  • Wing Commander A N Grant (2012–14)
  • Wing Commander G Williams (2014–16)
  • Wing Commander P Cane (2016–18)
  • Wing Commander D H P Wright (2018–20)
  • Wing Commander Wayne Tracey (2020–)

References

Citations

  1. ^ "No1 (EL) Squadron". Royal Air Force. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  2. ^ "2 MT Squadron". Royal Air Force. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  3. ^ "3 MC Squadron". Royal Air Force. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  4. ^ a b Cotter 2008, p. 46.
  5. ^ a b "History". Royal Air Force. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  6. ^ "JARTS". Royal Air Force. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  7. ^ "504 Sqn RAuxAF". Royal Air Force. Retrieved 25 January 2016.

Bibliography

  • Cotter, J (2008). Royal Air Force celebrating 90 years. Stamford, UK: Key Publishing Ltd. ISBN 978-0-946219-11-7.

External links

  • Official website