Welcome to LATCC(Mil), Swanwick
Wg Cdr J M Whitworth is the Commanding Officer of LATCC(Mil), an Air Command Unit which is embedded within the London Area Control Centre.
Despite its name this NATS Air Traffic Control Centre is in fact located on the south coast of Hampshire, in between Southampton and Fareham.
Swanwick is a civilian establishment run by the National Air Traffic Services (NATS), where military Air Traffic Control staff working alongside civilian colleagues in a joint civil/military radar operations room. The controllers are responsible for the safe and expeditious passage of aircraft flying over England, Wales and their associated coastal waters.
Wg Cdr Whitworth issued these words;
To contribute effectively to the delivery of Air Power by being at the forefront of excellence in the provision of air traffic control, airspace management and support services.
LATCC(Mil) is committed to the provision, in times of peace and war, of ATC services together with the associated operational support functions that will enable the RAF to perform its military task in a safe and expeditious manner.
OC LATCC(Mil) is directed by Chief of Staff (Operations) (COS (Ops)) through AO BM to ensure that Unit personnel are properly trained to carry out their nominated ATC and military tasks. Consequently, I am fully committed to the need to provide appropriate Training and Development (T&D) to all personnel, thereby ensuring the operational goals of the Unit are met. He is committed to improving your performance as a member of this Unit by developing your skills, knowledge and qualifications as well as your motivation, job satisfaction and career prospects. However, you also must share the responsibility for your own development by identifying your own career objectives and T&D needs and making these known to your Sqn or Flt Cdr.
Strategic Defence and Security Review.
MOD Low Flying Exercises.