School of Aerospace Battle Management

School of Aerospace Battle Management - Overview

The Mission of the RAF School of Aerospace Battle Management (SABM) is to provide training and tactical Aerospace Battle Management (ABM), to the highest possible standard to support both an agile and adaptable Air Command and Control capability. The SABM is part of Chief of Staff Operations organisation, Air Command 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 ABM Officers of the Operations Support Branch and airmen of the Aerospace Systems Operator and Aerospace Systems Manager Trade Group. It is also recognised 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. Over 700 students attend one of the 17 different courses each year.

The SABM is organized into 3 squadrons with each squadron responsible for a distinct area of training:

  • Initial Training Squadron
  • Advanced Training Squadron
  • Internal Assurance Squadron

To find out more about each squadron please follow the relevant links on the right of the page.

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