Welcome to RAF St Mawgan

RAF St Mawgan and DSTO
SMG Stn Cdr

Station Commander: Wing Commander G R Bazalgette RAF

Royal Air Force St Mawgan is the only RAF Station west of Oxfordshire and, as such, it is the hub of Royal Air Force activity in the SW. It parents some 3000 personnel throughout the region and, whilst its day-to-day population is small (circa 230 people), it trains some 5000 personnel from throughout Defence in survival training per year and, additionally, provides 100,000 bed-nights a year to regulars, reservists and cadets who come to the region to train through Defence Infrastructure Organisation SD Training. In addition, it accommodates circa 2000 soldiers of the 3-star Headquarters of the NATO Allied Rapid Reaction Corps for 6 months of the year; therefore, there are significant periods when the Station strength will be in the region of 2,500 people, many of whom will be from NATO nations.

Why are we here? Review our vision and mission.

Station Motto: 'Vigila - Be watchful'.

Unofficial Motto: 'We teach the best to survive the worst'


Latest News

RAF St Mawgan Supports Project Nevada 2016


26 July 2016

Plymouth University will attempt to set the land speed records at the World Human Powered Speed Challenge on a remote road in Battle Mountain Nevada in September 2016, and have selected RAF St Mawgan as their chosen testing site.

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DSTO Force Development Day


26 July 2016

The DSTO is the centre of excellence for all UK SERE training and is an integral part of RAF St Mawgan, with that in mind internal personnel very rarely get to know about and see what we do day to day as SERE instructors so we thought that it would be a good opportunity to invite station personnel and others to attend a Force Development afternoon down at our EWOK Village training ground.

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Home of DSTO

Training to use night flares

Defence Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Extraction (SERE) Training Organisation ...

Who is Based Here?


Find out who is actually based at this Station ...

505 (Wessex) Sqn


Royal Air Force Reserve squadron in the South West ...

Visiting Us


All you need to know with links to maps etc ...

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