On 2 April 2012, the tri site of RAF Brampton Wyton Henlow was disbanded, the newly formed Joint Forces Command (JFC) taking Command responsibility for RAF Wyton and Brampton Camp, while leaving RAF Henlow under the control of HQ Air Command.. RAF Brampton lost its status as an RAF Station and has been renamed Brampton Camp RAF Wyton, with the day to day administration of the Camp now the responsibility of RAF Wyton. Brampton Camp is due for closure at the end of 2013.
Originally, RAF Wyton and Brampton Camp had separate identities, both with a rich history. In the mid 1990’s, however, the two Stations amalgamated to become RAF Brampton Wyton; with only 7 miles and the town of Huntingdon separating the two sites it made sense for the Stations to be administered as one unit. In 2001 RAF Henlow joined RAF Brampton Wyton making the tri site of RAF Brampton Wyton Henlow. At the time it was the largest Station in terms of both geography and number of personnel in the RAF.
Today RAF Wyton’s main role is as Headquarters Joint Force Intelligence Group (JFIG). JFIG units at RAF Wyton include:
Defence Geospatial Intelligence Fusion Centre (DGIFC)
HQ Defence HUMINT Organisation (HQ DHO)
14 Squadron, 42 Engineer Regiment (Geospatial) (arriving July 2013)
13 & 16 Squadron, 42 Engineer Regiment (Geospatial) (arriving July 2014)
It also provides support and accommodation to various Lodger Units (LUs), including:
Defence Security Assurance Services
Defence Infrastructure Organisation
Defence Intelligence Estates Rationalisation Team (PRIDE)
57 (R) Squadron, No 3 Elementary Flying Training School
University of London Air Squadron
Cambridge University Air Squadron
No 5 Air Experience Flight
While there is no longer any operational flying on the Station, RAF Wyton has been home to a number of flying training units. These include: 57 Squadron, No 3 Elementary Flying Training School who provide basic flying training at Wyton for trainee pilots of the RAF, using the Grob Tutor aircraft. The aircraft are also used by the University of London Air Squadron and Cambridge University Air Squadron to provide basic flying instruction and air experience to University Cadets, and by No 5 Air Experience Flight for air experience flying of Air Training Corps cadets. On 25th March 2013 the Ministry of Defence announced that all flying at RAF Wyton would cease. RAF Wyton airfield to close