Welcome to RAF College Cranwell
Air Commodore P J M Squires OBE ADC MA BEng (Hons) RAF
Commandant RAF College Cranwell
Welcome to the official website of the Royal Air Force College Cranwell; a thriving RAF Station in the heart of Lincolnshire. RAF College Cranwell has a long and distinguished history dating back to its foundation as a Royal Navy training establishment in 1916, and the current College Headquarters is situated in the iconic Grade 2* listed College Hall.
The RAF College Cranwell selects and trains officers and airmen aircrew to become the leaders of tomorrow, as well as supporting and directing RAF recruiting and initial training. It is also the home of a range of other important units including Headquarters Air Cadets. I hope that you will enjoy your time at RAF College Cranwell, whether it be long or short.
WO Sara Catterall has taken over as the new Station Warrant Officer at RAF College Cranwell
The Secretary of State for Defence, Rt Hon Sir Michael Fallon MP visited RAF College Cranwell today to meet with a broad cross-section of personnel.
No 45(R) Sqn, part of No 3 Flying Training School, is responsible for training all pilots and Weapon Systems Operators (WSOps) destined for the RAF's fixed wing Air Mobility and ISTAR ac; namely the C-130J Hercules, C-17 Globemaster, A400M Atlas, KC-30 Voyager, RC-135 Rivet-Joint, E3-D Sentry, Shadow R1, Sentinel R1 and (for WSOps) Reaper. In addition, it also trains Army pilots destined for the Islander and Defender aircraft of the Army Air Corps.
Students from the Air and Defence Career College visited the station recently to be put through their paces teambuilding and on the low ropes course at RAFC Cranwell.