Welcome to RAF Boulmer
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 (SABM). The School delivers training for RAF Aerospace Battle Management officers, SNCOs and airmen/airwomen of the Aerospace Systems Operator/Manager trades as well as the wider UK Armed Forces, NATO and other foreign national military personnel. With over 600 students attending one of 120 courses a year the School is a worldwide centre of excellence providing leading edge battlespace management training and education.
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 M S P Coleman MA RAF, Station Commander RAF Boulmer