List of Royal Air Force stations

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This list of RAF Stations is a list of all current Royal Air Force stations, airfields, and administrative headquarters of the Royal Air Force.

Current MOD and RAF Stations

United Kingdom

RAF AlconburyCambridgeshireOccupied by the United States Air Force as an accommodation unit for personnel at RAF Molesworth.
RAF Barford St JohnOxfordshire
RAF Barkston HeathLincolnshire
RAF BarkwayHertfordshire
RAF BensonOxfordshire
RAF BoulmerNorthumberland
Brampton Camp RAF WytonCambridgeshireFormerly part of the combined RAF Brampton Wyton Henlow which has now been disbanded.
RAF Brize NortonOxfordshireContains main air terminal for troop deployments.
RAF BuchanAberdeenshire
RAF Church FentonNorth Yorkshire
RAF ConingsbyLincolnshire
RAF CosfordShropshireRAF Museum - Formerly DCAE Cosford
RAF CranwellLincolnshireHome to RAF College Cranwell, HQ Air Cadets and Officers and Aircrew Selection Centre
RAF CroughtonNorthamptonshireUnited States Air Force communications station
RAF DigbyLincolnshireTri - service command establishment (and also US tri-service presence) (Originally named RAF Scopwick)
RAF Donna NookLincolnshireBombing range
RAF FairfordGloucestershire
RAF FeltwellNorfolkUnited States Air Force support use
RAF FylingdalesNorth YorkshireRadar and BMEWS Base
RAF HaltonBuckinghamshire
RAF HenlowBedfordshireNow part of the combined RAF Brampton Wyton Henlow
RAF High WycombeBuckinghamshireHQ Air Command
RAF HolbeachLincolnshireBombing range
RAF HolmptonEast Riding of Yorkshire
RAF HoningtonSuffolkUsed predominantly by the RAF Regiment
RAF KinlossMorayClosed 2012 as part of the Strategic Defence and Security Review
RAF Kirton in LindseyLincolnshireAccommodation unit for RAF Scampton personnel and home to No.1 Air Control Centre
RAF LakenheathSuffolkOccupied by the United States Air Force
RAF LeconfieldEast Riding of Yorkshire
RAF LeemingNorth Yorkshire
RAF LeucharsFifeScheduled for closure in 2014
RAF Linton-on-OuseNorth Yorkshire
RAF LossiemouthMoray
RAF LynehamWiltshireScheduled for closure in 2012
RAF MarhamNorfolk
RAF Menwith HillNorth Yorkshirejoint US/UK intelligence and communication site
RAF MildenhallSuffolkOccupied by the United States Air Force
RAF MolesworthCambridgeshireOccupied by the United States Air Force
RAF MonaIsle of Anglesey
RAF NeatisheadNorfolkRadar station
RAF NortholtLondonHome of The Royal Squadron and the new home of No. 63 (Field) Squadron The Queen's Colour Squadron of The RAF Regiment

During the London 2012 Olympics, RAF Northolt will house four Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft temporarily detached from RAF Coningsby

RAF OakhangerHampshire
RAF OdihamHampshirechinook base
RAF Pembrey SandsCarmarthenshireBombing range
RAF PrestwickAyrshireScottish Air Traffic Control Centre (Military). Scheduled for closure in 2013.
RAF ScamptonLincolnshireCurrently home to the Red Arrows and the RAF Mobile Meteorological Unit.
RAF ShawburyShropshireDefence Helicopter Flying School
RAF SpadeadamCumbriaRAF and NATO Electronic warfare range
RAF St. MawganCornwall
RAF StanbridgeBedfordshireNow a satellite station of RAF Brampton Wyton Henlow
RAF Staxton WoldNorth Yorkshire
RAF SyerstonNottinghamshire
RAF TainRoss & CromartyBombing range
RAF TopcliffeNorth Yorkshire
RAF TriminghamNorfolkRemote station of Neatishead
RAF UpwoodCambridgeshireOccupied by the United States Air Force
RAF ValleyIsle of AngleseyIncorporates Anglesey Airport
RAF WaddingtonLincolnshire
RAF WainfleetLincolnshireBombing range
RAF WelfordBerkshire
RAF Weston-on-the-GreenOxfordshire
RAF WitteringCambridgeshire
RAF WoodvaleMerseyside
RAF WytonCambridgeshireNow part of the combined RAF Brampton Wyton Henlow
Defence CBRN Centre, Winterbourne GunnerWiltshireManaged by RAF Strike Command, formerly the Defence NBC Centre
Northwood HeadquartersHertfordshireTri-service and NATO Command Headquarters


RAF Ascension IslandUnited Kingdom Ascension IslandJoint RAF/USAF/NASA airfield/ comms/ satellite tracking station
RAF AkrotiriUnited Kingdom Akrotiri and DhekeliaWithin the Sovereign Base Areas
RAF TroodosUnited Kingdom CyprusWithin the Sovereign Base Areas
RAF Mount PleasantFalkland Islands Falkland Islands
RAF GibraltarGibraltar GibraltarOccupies same site as Gibraltar Airport
RAF Al UdeidQatar QatarCo-located at Qatar Emiri Air Force base QAF Al Udeid
RAF Mount AliceFalkland Islands Falkland IslandsRadar station

See also


  • Halley, James J. The Squadrons of the Royal Air Force. Tonbridge, Kent, UK: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd., 1980. ISBN 0-85130-083-9.
  • Halley, James J. The Squadrons of the Royal Air Force & Commonwealth 1918-1988. Tonbridge, Kent, UK: Air Britain (Historians) Ltd., 1988. ISBN 0-85130-164-9.
  • Jefford, C.G. RAF Squadrons, a Comprehensive record of the Movement and Equipment of all RAF Squadrons and their Antecedents since 1912. Shropshire, UK: Airlife Publishing, 1988 (second edition 2001). ISBN 1-85310-053-6.
  • Rawlings, John. Fighter Squadrons of the RAF and their Aircraft. London: Macdonald and Jane's Publishers Ltd., 1969 (second edition 1976). ISBN 0-354-01028-X.

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