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

Carol Vorderman Completes Sea Survival Training at RAF St Mawgan


12 October 2016

Carol Vorderman was dunked in the sea last week as part of a maritime survival exercise by RAF St Mawgan military personnel. As Carol prepares to attempt a solo round-the-world flight next year, aiming to become only the ninth woman ever to do so, preparing for the worst is an important consideration.

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RAF St Mawgan Station Exercise


14 September 2016

Military personnel based at Royal Air Force St Mawgan in Cornwall took part in a gruelling 36 hour military skills exercise on the 7th-8th September 2016.

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Training to use night flares

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

Who is Based Here?


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505 (Wessex) Sqn


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

Visiting Us


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