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The RAF Brize Norton Station Commander Group Captain Support - E Cole MBE MA RAF

Welcome to RAF Brize Norton from

The Station Commander: Group Captain Simon S Edwards MA RAF

Group Captain Support: Group Captain Edward J Cole MBE MA RAF

Station Badge: Depicts a knight’s helmet in front of a castle gateway to symbolize the Gateway to Operations.

Station Motto: “Transire Confidenter” – Move with confidence

Our mission is: "To deliver excellence in rapid, global Air Mobility in support of deployed operations and exercises"

RAF Brize Norton is the largest station in the Royal Air Force with approximately 5800 Service Personnel, 1200 contractors and 300 Civilian staff members. The Station is home to the RAF's Strategic and Tactical Air Transport (AT) and Air-to-Air Refueling (AAR) forces, as well as host to many lodger and reserve units. With its mixed fleet of aircraft, RAF Brize Norton provides rapid global mobility in support of UK overseas operations and exercises, as well as AAR support for fast jet aircraft both on operations and in support of UK Homeland Defence.

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Flt Lt Ken McCredie - A Celebration of Life

Flight Lieutenant Ken McCredie - A Celebration of Life

22 July 2014

On Wednesday 25 June 2014, our friend and colleague, Flight Lieutenant Ken McCredie, a 54 year old Flying Instructor of Number 99 Squadron, passed away after a long illness...

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Runway 08 Road Route Consruction

Runway 08 MT Route Construction

20 June 2014

After months of meticulous planning, including siting boards, safety assessments and many, many meetings, the construction work for the new 08MT route has finally begun providing another link from the northside to the southside of the airfield...

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Information regarding the repatriation of British Armed forces personnel killed in service.

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Information for passengers travelling from RAF Brize Norton.



View and read about the aircraft based here and follow links to the Squadrons which operate them.


  • RAF Brize Norton BRAVOS Awards

    The aim of the BRAVOS is to recognise service personnel, MOD civil servants and contractors who, through selfless commitment and dedication, have made a significant contribution to RAF Brize Norton and the surrounding community...

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