School of Aerospace Battle Management
The mission of the RAF School of Aerospace Battle Management is to provide training and tactical Aerospace Battle Management, to the highest possible standard to support both an agile and adaptable Air Command and Control capability.
The RAF School of Aerospace Battle Management (SABM) is part of Chief of Staff Operations organisation, Air Command and and has been located at RAF Boulmer since 1990. Commanded by a Wing Commander, the SABM was formed in 1940 and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II awarded the Unit its own crest in 1958. The school's motto is 'Disce ut dirigas' which means 'Learn in order that you may guide'.
The SABM plays a central part in delivering the training required by Aerospace Battle Management officers of the Operations Support Branch and airmen and airwomen of the Aerospace Systems Operator and Aerospace Systems Manager Trade Group. It is also recognized as a centre of excellence for tactical Airspace Battle Management and provides training for the RAF's sister Services, NATO and other foreign national military personnel. Between 800 and 850 students attend one of the 30 different courses each year.
The SABM is organized into 3 squadrons with each squadron responsible for a distinct area of training:
- A Squadron - Ab-initio Training
- B Squadron - Post Graduate, Advanced and Executive Training
- C Squadron - Standards and Professional Support
To find out more about each squadron please follow the relevant links on the right of the page.