901 EAW A Flight

901 EAW A Flight

901 EAW A Flight

Mission Statement

'To prepare and direct air assets under command in order to support coalition operations within the Joint Operating Area'

Overview

A Flight 901 EAW has responsibility for the central Air Cargo hub for the Middle East and enables a 24/7 capability for visiting Air Transport and Communications aircraft such as C-17 and BAE 146 aircraft. It also acts as the support infrastructure for 83 EAG and other lodger units such as Joint Force Communication Information Systems (Middle East) who support voice and data services for the Broader Middle East region.

Command and Control

901 EAW is command by a Group Captain who also doubles as the Deputy Air Component Commander and is co-located within 83 EAG HQ. The EAW is split into A, B & C Flights and are commanded by Squadron Leaders, with A Flt currently under command of an Engineering Operations Officer.

Organization

A Flight 901 EAW has several key Flights including UK Movements, Ground Engineering, Armament Storage, Administrative and Supply staff to maintain a 24/7 capability for visiting C-17 and BAE 146 aircraft. A flight also supports the Hercules C130J detachment along with a small Medical and Force Protection cell.

Force Elements

Hercules Detachment, based from RAF Lyneham.

 
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