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Sqn Crest Wg Cdr Currie

Wing Commander GJJ Currie is the Commanding Officer of Royal Air Force Unit (RAF(U)) Swanwick, an Air Command Unit embedded within the London Area Control Centre, located on the bank of the River Hamble in south Hampshire.

The London Area Control Centre is a civilian establishment run by National Air Traffic Servicse (NATS), where military Air Traffic Control staff work alongside civilian colleagues in a joint civil/military radar operations room. The controllers are responsible for the safe and expeditious passage of aircraft flying over England, Scotland and Wales and their associated coastal waters.

Wg Cdr Currie's Mission Statement and Commanders Intent can be found here.


Latest News

Mass skydiving event to raise thousands of pounds for the Royal Air Forces Association

Lumpy Jumpers

07 July 2017

On the 8th and 9th July 2017, seventy five veteran and currently serving ladies of the Royal Air Force, including Corporal Sam Butler from RAF(U) Swanwick will take part in a mass skydiving event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the RAF Regiment.

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Honours and Awards October 2016

Recipients with AOC

28 October 2016

On the 25th October 2016, Commanding Officer Wing Commander Donna Robinson welcomed Air Vice-Marshall Gerry Mayhew CBE MA RAF, Air Officer Commanding Number One Group (AOC 1Gp), to Royal Air Force(Unit) Swanwick to present RAF personnel with Honours and Awards as part of the Annual Formal Inspection of the Unit.

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Area Control

AC Ops 1

Military Area Control

Distress and Diversion

Pin Board

The Distress and Diversion Cell (D&D) is the Emergency centre of RAF(U) Swanwick based at the London Area Control Centre (LACC) near Southampton...



Military Airspace Booking & Coordination Cell...

Northolt Radar

Northolt radar

Northolt Radar is a sector within the Terminal Control (TC) Ops Room of RAF(U) Swanwick and is responsible for the provision of Air Traffic Services to both military and civilian aircraft...

Radar Analysis Cell (RAC)


The RAC work on behalf of the UK Airprox Board (UKAB) and moved to Swanwick Centre from West Drayton in March 2008...


You can access the D&D pilots guide and Air Test forms here

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