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The RAF FP Force protects the RAF wherever it operates, home or abroad, so it can protect the Nation and support its interests 24/7/365 and provide the Nation with choices in time of crisis.
RAF FP Force is provided by RAF Police securing critical capabilities to enable Air operations and the RAF Regiment provides defence by fighting on the ground to enable control of the Air.
Provide specialist law enforcement, counter-intelligence and security services. To identify and counter threats from terrorism, espionage, sabotage, subversion, extremism and organised crime in the UK and overseas.
Its principal purpose is to counter our adversaries across a wide spectrum of threats, wherever and whenever necessary.
Commissioned into the RAF Regiment in 1984 he served in Germany, initially as a Rapier Missile Commander. Seconded at short notice to 4 Wing RAF Regiment he deployed to the Gulf region supporting the Tornado and helicopter forces for Op Granby.
His first true staff exposure came with a posting to the then Directorate of Joint Warfare in a CBRN equipment and policy related role. His endeavours were rewarded with a detachment to Kosovo as the UK Commander of the Kosovo Protection Corps. He returned to assume the role of Operations Officer to the UK Chinook Force. Upon completion of Staff College he assumed command of No 2 Force Protection Wing and immediately deployed to support operations in Afghanistan. After a short period back in the UK he deployed his Wing to Afghanistan and took command of all force protection activities associated with the defence of Kandahar airfield. Nine months later he undertook the same task this time in Basra.
Appointed as Station Commander RAF High Wycombe and Group Captain United States Visiting Forces he particularly enjoyed having 30 officers who outranked him on his station. Pulled slightly early from command, he deployed to Sierra Leone as the Deputy Brigade Commander and senior UK Military representative in the National Ebola Response Centre. He was selected for promotion and has assumed the mantle of Force Protection Force Commander for the RAF from May 2016.
Located at RAF Leeming where its focus is on expeditionary operations, providing a fully integrated Force Protection capability. The deployable Wing HQ comprises of No 1 Tactical Police Squadron currently based at RAF Honington, No 34 Squadron RAF Regiment (a Light Armour Squadron) supported by 609 Royal AuxiliaryAir Force Squadron based at RAF Leeming.
Located at RAF Marham where its focus is on protecting the Lightning Force at home as well as holding readiness as a fully deployable multirole wing. It comprises of 6 RAF Police Squadron, based at RAF Marham, with police & security responsibilities for Central England, No 15 Squadron RAF Regiment currently based at RAF Honington and supported by No 2620 Squadron RAuxAF Regiment, based at RAF Marham.
Located at RAF Brize Norton where its focus is on protecting the Air Mobility Force. It comprises 7 RAF Police Squadron which has police and security responsibilities across S England, 2 Squadron RAF Regiment currently based at RAF Honington but will re-locate to RAF Brize Norton in 2018 and supported by No 2624 Squadron RAuxAF Regiment based at RAF Brize Norton. No 4 Force Protection Wing is a fully deployable multirole wing aligned to the Air Mobility Forces.
Based at RAF Lossiemouth comprises of a deployable wing HQ, with 4 Squadrons under its command; 4 RAF Police Squadron which holds police and security responsibilities for Northern England and Scotland, 51 Squadron RAF Regiment which holds a Field Squadron role and supported by No 603 Squadron RAuxAF and No 2622 Squadron RAuxAF Regiment.
Based at RAF Coningsby is focused on protecting the Typhoon Force. Under its command is 63 Squadron RAF Regiment (which is also the Queen’s Colour Squadron), located at RAF Northolt – and will be supported by No 2623 Sqn (based at RAF Honington) upon disbandment of 20 Wing RAF Regiment. 7 Force Protection Wing will take the Air Land Integration Cell under its command by Summer 2018 to further integrate the Force Protection force with the Typhoon force.
Based at RAF Waddington focuses on protecting the ISTAR Force. It comprises 5 RAF Police Squadron, which holds police and security responsibilities in the North Wales, North Midlands and Lincolnshire areas, 1 Squadron RAF Regiment, one of the Force’s two Light Armour Squadrons, currently located at RAF Honington and supported by No 2503 Squadron RAuxAF Regiment based at RAF Waddington. 8 Force Protection Wing is a fully deployable multirole wing.
Continues to provide the Defence Specialist Counter-Chemical Biological Radiological & Nuclear capability until transition to the Army.
My grandfather, Mr W C Fulcher, served with the Railway Operating Division of the Royal Engineers (RODRE). My other grandfather, Fredrick George Kershaw, served with the Royal Army Medical Corps.
My Great Grandfather Alfred William John CONDER was born in Cambridgeshire in 1898 and lived all his life in a couple of small villages just outside Cambridge.
RAF Regiment heritage video with information on equipment and history.
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