No. 22 (Training) Group
No 22 (Training) Group is responsible for delivering the training and education for the RAF and elements of the RN and Army, in order to underpin the military effectiveness of Defence.
The Group operates a 'cradle to grave' model starting with engagement and ending with resettlement.
Badge: In front of two swords in saltire, a phoenix. The phoenix is the badge adopted by this group headquarters to symbolize that the RAF always renewing itself through training based on the experience of its predecessors.
Semper Resurgens - "Always Rising Again"
No 22 (Training) Group
No 22 (Training) Group is responsible for delivering the training and education for the RAF and elements of the RN and Army, in order to underpin the military effectiveness of Defence. The Gp operates a 'cradle to grave' model starting with engagement and ending with resettlement.
Engagement with young people takes place across the UK, primarily through the Air Cadet Organisation.
The Gp is also responsible for the recruitment and selection of potential RAF officers and airmen/women and onto initial/basic training (Phase 1) at RAF Cranwell and RAF Halton respectively. Following this, all RAF professional training (Phase 2) is delivered and it is at this point that tri/Service training takes place for specialisations such as flying, aeronautical engineering, Communications and Information Systems (CIS) as well as electro-mechanical technicians (Army and RAF only) and marine engineering (RN and Army only). Professional and military development training is enhanced throughout an individuals' career through continued development (Phase 3). Finally, towards the end of an individuals' career the provision of resettlement begins.
HQ No 22 (Training) Gp is based at Air Command, RAF High Wycombe and the Gp is divided into 5 pillars, each headed by a 1-Star officer. The Gp operates across 53 sites and employs approximately 3,800 Service and 1,900 civilian personnel. In all, the Gp delivers training annually to approximately 65,000 personnel. The Gp responsible for 422 aircraft across 8 different types for trainee pilots from the RN, Army and the RAF as well as air cadets, members of the University Air Squadrons and personnel from our international partners and allies.
The future for No 22 (Training) Gp is dynamic as we are engaged with moving the technical training schools to MOD Lyneham with the associated logistical and personnel challenges this involves. The Gp is also co-ordinating the introduction of the Military Flying Training System (MFTS); with introduction of new training aircraft and stream-lined management systems. The MFTS program assures the evolution of training for future generations of military pilots.
In summary, we continue to deliver highly trained and skilled military personnel to Front Line Commands.