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 hosts high level Embassy Staff Visit


18 November 2015

Representatives from Japan, China, Brazil, India, Cameroon, Australia, and Trinidad & Tobago Embassies travelled to Cornwall for an Official two day educational visit.

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RAF St Mawgan Poppy Appeal


17 November 2015

In the lead up to Armistice day, 35 personnel from RAF St Mawgan joined The Royal British Legion’s annual Poppy Appeal.

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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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