Squadrons based at RAF Brize Norton

Flying Squadrons

There are seven flying Squadrons currently located at RAF Brize Norton, which operate in the Air Transport, Air-to-Air Refuelling and Aeromedical roles.

No. 10 Squadron Badge

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 XXIV Squadron Badge


Number XXIV Squadron
is the Fixed Wing Air Mobility Operational Conversion Unit for the Airbus A400M Atlas and the Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules and is responsible for conducting training for Atlas and Hercules aircrew, and engineering personnel.

No. 30 Squadron Badge

Number 30 Squadron
operates the Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules aircraft and specialise in the Tactical Air Transport role, including the aerial delivery 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.

No. 47 Squadron Badge

Number 47 Squadron
operating the Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules aircraft and specialise in the Tactical Air Transport role, including the aerial delivery 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.

No. LXX Squadron Badge

Number LXX Squadron
is the first Airbus A400M Atlas Squadron, to be based at RAF Brize Norton. The Squadron was stood-up, in an administrative and engineering support capacity, on 1 October 2014, which will allow sufficient time for it to be configured and manned appropriately prior to formally accepting air transport tasking from Summer 2015.

No. 99 Squadron Badge

Number 99 Squadron
is equipped with the Boeing C-17A 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.

No. 101 Squadron Badge

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.

No. 206(R) Squadron Badge



Additionally, 'B' Flight of No. 206(R) Squadron are responsible for the test and evaluation of the RAF's Airbus A400M Atlas and Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules as part of the capability development process for those aircraft.

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