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Sqn Crest Wg Cdr Robinson

Wing Commander D M Robinson is the Commanding Officer of Royal Air Force Unit (RAF(U)) Swanwick, an Air Command Unit embedded within the London Area Control Centre, located on the bank of the River Hamble in south Hampshire.

The London Area Control Centre is a civilian establishment run by National Air Traffic Servicse (NATS), where military Air Traffic Control staff work 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, Scotland and Wales and their associated coastal waters.

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Wg Cdr Robinson's Mission Statement and Commanders Intent can be found here.

Northolt RADAR

Northolt radar

Northolt Radar is a sector within the Terminal Control (TC) Ops Room of RAF(U) Swanwick and is responsible for the provision of Air Traffic Services to both military and civilian aircraft...

Distress and Diversion

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The Distress and Diversion Cell (D&D) is the Emergency centre of RAF(U) Swanwick based at the London Area Control Centre (LACC) near Southampton...



Military Airspace Booking & Coordination Cell...

Radar Analysis Cell (RAC)


The RAC work on behalf of the UK Airprox Board (UKAB) and moved to Swanwick Centre from West Drayton in March 2008...

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