Welcome to RAF Boulmer

Royal Air Force Boulmer
RAF Boulmer Crest Station Commander - Group Captain Paul Atkinson MA BA RAF

Welcome to Royal Air Force Boulmer.

RAF Boulmer is the headquarters of the Air Surveillance and Control System (ASACS) Force. Using ground based military and civilian radars, the Control and Reporting Centre (CRC) at RAF Boulmer is responsible for the compilation of a Recognised Air Picture (RAP) within the United Kingdom airspace and its approaches. The CRC monitors the RAP 24/7 365 days a year to detect and identify all aircraft within it and provides tactical control of the Quick Reaction Alert Typhoons at RAF Leuchars and RAF Coningsby, which are launched to intercept unidentified aircraft.

Also at RAF Boulmer is the RAF School of Aerospace Battle Management which delivers training for Aerospace Battle Management officers and airmen/airwomen of the Aerospace Systems Operator/Manager trades. Over 700 students attend one of the 17 different courses each year and the School is recognized worldwide as a centre of excellence for providing Tactical Airspace Battle Management training for UK Armed Forces, NATO and other foreign national military personnel.

RAF Boulmer is also home to A Flight 202 Squadron Search and Rescue who are ready to scramble in support of military personnel or civilians in distress at sea and on land.

Our personnel are engaged in operations and deployments in Afghanistan, the Middle East and the Falkland Islands. The excellent contribution of RAF Boulmer’s personnel, both at home and abroad, provides critical support to the delivery of the RAF’s operational tasks.

The Station is located close to the picturesque market town of Alnwick in Northumberland. With beautiful countryside, a stunning coastline on our doorstep and a warm welcome from the local population, Royal Air Force Boulmer has for too long been a well-kept secret.

Group Captain P W Atkinson MA BA RAF, Station Commander RAF Boulmer

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