Welcome to RAF College Cranwell

College Parade Ground
Cranwell Crest Air Cmdr Squires

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.

New Station Warrant Officer

WO Catterall

WO Sara Catterall has taken over as the new Station Warrant Officer at RAF College Cranwell

Defence Secretary welcomes increase in RAF recruitment during visit to RAF Cranwell

Sir Michael Falon

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 3 FTS Graduation Ceremony

3fts Grad

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.

Visit by Air and Defence Career College Students

Lincoln College Teaser

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.

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