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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: 'Deliver Together Safely'

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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Service Family Research Participants Needed


11 September 2014

Whether you live just a few miles from the location where the serving member of your family is based, or hundreds of miles away, researchers from QinetiQ and Edinburgh Napier University want to hear from you!

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RAF Brize Norton Supports the NATO Summit

Royal Air Force Brize Norton Supports the NATO Summit

04 September 2014

In preparation for the NATO Summit, taking place in Wales, Royal Air Force Brize Norton has been a hive of activity, while hosting, supporting and training with the multinational aircraft involved in the ‘Summit Flypast’, taking place on 5th September.

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

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  • 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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