901 EAW B Flight

901 EAW B Flight

901 EAW B Flight

Mission Statement

'To provide a strategic Air Transport Hub in the Middle East in order to support UK operations'


901 EAW B Flt provides a strategic Air transport Hub and Passenger Handling Facility to ensure the continuity of the 2nd Air Line Of Communication (ALOC), an integral part of the UK Strategic Airbridge in direct support of Operation HERRICK and Operation KIPION. It is also plays a vital role in the transport of equipment on Operation SUNDERLAND, the sail-fly programme moving armoured vehicles into Theatre. In addition to operational traffic of C-17, C-130, BAE-146, charter aircraft, B Flt also supports a wide array of Coalition and exercise aircraft.

Command and Control

901 EAW B Flt is commanded by a Squadron Leader Logistics Officer. It is divided into 3 sections commanded by a Flight Lieutenant Flight Operations Officer, Flight Lieutenant Logistics Officer and a Detachment Warrant Officer.


901 EAW B Flt is comprised of a small detachment of less than a hundred Royal Air Force, British Army and Royal Navy personnel. UK contractors also provide support to a C-17 on permanent detachment and to all UK aircraft and passengers transiting from the UK to Operations. They provide the Movement Operations, Air Operations, Logistical and Administrative structure to enable the 2nd ALOC in support of Operation HERRICK and also provide the passenger and freight hub for the Operation KIPION Joint Operating Area.

Force Elements

99 Sqn, based at RAF Brize Norton, operating C-17 Globemaster III.

Joint Movements Unit (Middle East).

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