RAF Force Protection Force Headquarters

Summary

RAF Force Protection Force Headquarters
Active2004–present
CountryUnited Kingdom
BranchRoyal Air Force
TypeHeadquarters
RoleForce Protection
Garrison/HQRAF 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 and RAF Police squadrons and other support staff.[1][2]

Structure

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

No. 2 Force Protection Wing

RAF Leeming

RAF Honington

  • No. 1 (Tactical) Police Squadron

No. 3 Force Protection Wing RAF

Its motto is Parare Et Protegrere ("Prepare & Protect").

RAF Marham

  • No. 3 RAF Force Protection Wing Headquarters

No. 4 Force Protection Wing RAF

RAF Brize Norton

  • No. 4 RAF Force Protection Wing Headquarters
  • No. 2 Squadron RAF Regiment
  • No. 2624 (County of Oxfordshire) Squadron RAuxAF Regiment
  • No. 7 RAF Police Squadron

No. 5 Force Protection Wing RAF

RAF Lossiemouth

  • No. 4 RAF Police Squadron

No. 7 Force Protection Wing RAF

RAF Coningsby

  • No. 7 Force Protection Wing Headquarters
  • Air Land Integration Cell

RAF Honington

RAF Honington

No. 8 Force Protection Wing RAF

RAF Waddington

RAF Northolt

See also

References

  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 20 October 2018.