Squadrons based at RAF Brize Norton

Flying Squadrons

The six flying Squadrons (Nos 10, XXIV, 30, 47, 99, and 101), currently located at RAF Brize Norton, which operate in the Air Transport and Air-to-Air Refuelling roles; the carriage of passengers, vehicles and freight around the world, and the replenishment of fuel to both strike and transport aircraft.

Number 10 Squadron operates the Airbus A330 'Voyager' K2 (two point refueller) and K3 (three point refueller) aircraft. Voyager is a dual role aircraft, providing air-to-air tanker and air transport capabilities.

Number's XXIV, 30 and 47 Squadrons, operating the C-130J Hercules aircraft, specialise in the Tactical Air Transport role; the air dropping of paratroops and supplies. The Hercules is particularly suited to the delivery of humanitarian aid, even into some of the most inhospitable areas of the world.

Number 99 Squadron are equipped with the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, configured in the strategic air transport role. This large capacity aircraft is well suited to the delivery of strategic assets throughout the world.

Number 101 Squadron is the most recent operator of the Airbus A330 'Voyager' K2 & K3 aircraft, having retired its ageing Vickers VC10 aircraft on 25th September 2013.


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