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Welcome to RAF Valley

The Station Commander: Group Captain Peter Cracroft MA BEng RAF

The aim of this Station is:

- To train future fast jet aircrew

- To train Search and Rescue pilots and crew

- To save lives through Search and Rescue Operations.

The majority of sorties flown from RAF Valley are Hawk TMk2 operations executed by IV(R) Squadron and 208 Squadron.

The Station is proud to support operational Search and Rescue (SAR) operations with C Flight of 22 Squadron and SAR Training carried out by the SAR Training Unit (SARTU), flying Griffin and Augusta AW139 Helicopters.

In the fulfillment of this task, we are by far the busiest Station in the Royal Air Force

Latest News

Forces Children's Trust Funds Boosted By RAF Valley

FORCES CHILDREN’S TRUST FUNDS BOOSTED BY RAF VALLEY

02 September 2014

WHEN ex-RAF Valley Master Aircrewman Antz Males lost his life in tragic circumstances in 2012, the Forces Children’s Trust was a great help to his widow Bridget and two young children Jack and Macey. The Trust provides for a range of activities to support children of bereaved service personnel, from outward bound expeditions to counselling and emotional support.

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TWO GENERATIONS OF SERVICE TO THE HAWK RECOGNISED AT RAF VALLEY

TWO Generations

29 August 2014

TWO generations - and a combined service to the RAF’s Hawk aircraft of nearly sixty years - was celebrated at RAF Valley recently, when Chris Hodson of GE Aviation took to the air in a Hawk TMk1 aircraft of 208(R) Squadron to recognise both his and his father’s extraordinary contribution to UK military aviation.

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