Welcome to RAF Cosford

RAF Cosford Group Captain Mark Hunt OBE BEng(Hons) MA MBA FCMI CEng FRAeS FIMechE RAF

Group Captain

Mark Hunt


Station Commander
Royal Air Force Cosford
Defence School of Aeronautical Engineering

Welcome to the Royal Air Force Cosford website

Situated in the picturesque countryside of Shropshire, RAF Cosford is not only home to No 1 School of Technical Training as part of the Defence School of Aeronautical Engineering but also to the Aerosystems Engineering and Management Training School and No 1 Radio School, with all three coming under the Defence College of Technical Training. The RAF School of Physical Training and the Defence School of Photography are also based here at Cosford. RAF Apprenticeships, as delivered at RAF Cosford, were recently recognised as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. The world renowned RAF Museum is adjacent to the site. Given the Station’s rural location, it has good road connections to the A41 and M6/M5 motorways. It even has its own railway station with regular services to Wolverhampton, with onward connections to Birmingham, London and Shrewsbury.


Latest News

'Goldfish, Caterpillars & Guinea Pigs' Lecture


03 October 2016

Lecture by Sqn Ldr Art Stacy Retd AFC RAF, Captain of the Numrod that ditched in the Moray Firth in May 1995

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Flying the SR-71 Blackbird


22 August 2016

An overview from the cockpit of the world's most secretive, highest and fastest manned aircraft during a Mach 3 reconnaissance mission.

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Cosford Grapevine

Cosford Grapevine 2

Cosford Grapevine is the quarterly, official Station magazine of RAF Cosford.

Flying Information

Flying Information

For information about flying at and into RAF Cosford.

Cosford Reservist

Cosford Reservist

Newsletter of 605 Sqn (County of Warwick) Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air Force now based at Cosford.

Visiting Us

Visit Us

Details on how to visit RAF Cosford.

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