Welcome to RAF St Mawgan

RAF St Mawgan and DSTO
SMG Stn Cdr

Station Commander: Wing Commander A Mason MA BSc (Hons) RAF

Royal Air Force St Mawgan is the only RAF Station south 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 400 personnel), 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. In addition RAF St Mawgan accommodates circa 2000 personnel for Higher Formation Training for organisations such as Allied Rapid Reaction Corps and Joint Forces Command. These major exercises in the Defence Exercise Programme utilise the Station EXCON facilities, hangarage, purpose-build hardstanding areas and the adjacent Trebelzue Training Area.

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

Somme Centenary Talk to Treviglas Students


01 December 2016

Keen military history enthusiast Aidan ‘Chippy’ Wood donned a replica uniform to deliver a talk about the Somme as part of the national centenary commemorations of the last day of the World War One battle to invited students from Treviglas Community College.

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RAF St Mawgan Back in Plymouth Remembrance Parade after 20 Years


15 November 2016

Royal Air Force St Mawgan personnel marched as part of the Plymouth Hoe Remembrance parade on Sunday for the first time in twenty years.

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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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