Where is the Royal Air Force College?

RAF College Cranwell is a thriving RAF Station in the heart of Lincolnshire with a long and distinguished history dating back to its foundations as a Royal Navy Training Establishment in 1916. It was the world’s first Air Academy and today, it continues to select and train the next generation of officers and aircrew.

Which is the oldest RAF base in the UK?

Northolt predates the establishment of the Royal Air Force by almost three years, having opened in May 1915, making it the oldest RAF base. Originally established for the Royal Flying Corps, it has the longest history of continuous use of any RAF airfield.

What is the RAF equivalent of Sandhurst?

RAF Cranwell
RAF Cranwell is home to the Royal Air Force College (RAFC), which trains the RAF’s new officers, and is the RAF’s Central Flying School. It is the RAF equivalent of Sandhurst or the Britannia Royal Naval College, and is considered by some to be the spiritual home of the RAF.

Where is the RAF Central Band based?

RAF Northolt
Central Band and Regiment Band located at RAF Northolt and the Band of the RAF College at RAFC Cranwell.

Which squadrons are based at RAF Lossiemouth?

THE STATION In general terms, RAF Lossiemouth protects the UK’s northern airspace, and RAF Coningsby protects the south. Team Lossie is made up of four Typhoon combat aircraft squadrons, one Poseidon MRA1 squadron, and an RAF Regiment squadron.

What time do you wake up in the RAF?

Lack of mental preparation is the main reason why recruits fail RAF basic training, rather than lack of physical preparation. Prepare yourself for wake up at 5am in the morning, perform road marches and scrubbing the barracks floor.

What is the RAF Cranwell College?

RAF Cranwell is also home to the Royal Air Force College (RAFC), which trains the RAF’s new officers, and home to two of the RAF bands, namely The Band of the Royal Air Force College and The Band of the Royal Air Force Regiment.

How do I register for medical treatment at RAF College Cranwell?

Contact the RAF College Cranwell contact house: The Regional Medical Centre is provided for service personnel however dependants living in SFA are also welcome to register. Contact the RAF College Cranwell Regional Medical Centre: Opening times: Monday to Friday, 8am to 6:30pm. The dental centre is for RAF personnel only.

What is the history of the college at Cranwell?

The College at Cranwell was established as the world’s first air academy in 1919. During WW2, the college was closed and its facilities were used as a flying training school. The college was then reopened after the War.

How do I contact RAF College Sleaford?

For general enquiries please contact this switchboard number. RAF College Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 8HB. You must report to the Main Guardroom on arrival. If you are driving, park in the visitor car park behind the Main Guardroom.