Force Protection

The ground fighting force of the RAF.

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Its principal purpose is to counter our adversaries across a wide spectrum of threats, wherever and whenever necessary. The Force also prepares non-Force Protection specialists for the rigours of operations.  The human dimension is at the core of what we are; people are our fighting edge.

The RAF Regiment has eight regular and five reserve squadrons organised in to 6 wings. There are 6 Force Protection Wings based across the UK. Two of the Wings are designated as the lead part of the Joint Expeditionary Force and are focused on RAF Police and RAF Regiment expeditionary capability inclusive of Armoured Vehicles (Wheeled) and Military Working Dogs. The second Joint Expeditionary Force Wing also delivers RAF Ceremonial and Joint Terminal Attack Controller capability. The 4 Multirole Force Protection Wings (whilst also aligned to the Joint Expeditionary Force) are tasked with providing a particular aircraft type or role with security, guarding and defence. The Multirole Wings are responsible for a geographic security region with the home base as well as being the units of choice to deploy alongside their aligned aircraft types.


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