Air refueller

Air Transport and Air-to-Air refuelling

Air Transport and Air-to-Air Refuelling

RAF air defence and other fixed wing operational aircraft are supported by a force of tanker aircraft. An air-to-air refuelling capability is a major asset to any air force enabling aircraft to be deployed very quickly over large distances, to stay on patrol longer, and to fly further into enemy territory carrying larger weapon loads. Equally vital to the projection of effective air power by a modern air force are strategic and tactical transport aircraft. Combat aircraft need a wide variety of support equipment and personnel to operate away from base, delivering these to where they are needed is the task of these aircraft:

  24 Squadron                             30 Squadron

  32 Squadron                             47 Squadron

  70 Squadron                              99 Squadron

101 Squadron                           216 Squadron


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