About this Group
To generate, sustain and, when directed, command forces for current operations and develop forces for future Air Mobility, Force Protection, Battlespace Management and Space operations.
Air Mobility, Force Protection, Space and Battlespace Management Forces fit to contribute to JF2035 and the ASTRA vision for a Next Generation RAF.
Our Share Values
We seek excellence in all we do in order to deliver world-class air power and space effect, maintaining strong, effective relationships with all whom we work.
In addition to being a core air power role in itself, Air Mobility provides activity that underpins all other air power roles. Air Mobility lies at the heart of the UK’s ability to achieve rapid air power effect to influence the behaviour of actors and the course of events. Air Mobility supports national security objectives as a key enabler for combat operations undertaken by the Royal Navy, the British Army, the RAF, cross-government agencies and Allies during national, Joint and Combined operations.
Force Protection, delivered by the RAF Regiment and the RAF Police, is about protecting the RAF at home and away against threats that may impact on our freedom of action and operational effectiveness. The continued recapitalisation of the RAF’s fleet has seen a smaller but increasingly complex and valuable number of aircraft operating from fewer but larger airbases than ever before. This move combined with the ever-changing threat reinforces the need for a specialist Force Protection capability to protect our personnel, defend our assets and secure our freedom to operate.
Battlespace Management Force
The Battlespace Management Force mission is: “to understand, control and exploit the battlespace, delivering tactical Air Command and Control of UK Air Policing and Air Counter Terrorism operations while supporting the delivery of Combat Air & Space Power for standing and contingent operations worldwide."
The Support Force bring together the RAF’s wide range of operational support enablers into a single coherent Force. The Force consists of cyber protection, information enablement, medical, logistics, engineering and other specialists and niche capabilities, such as the RAF Mountain Rescue Service and RAF Music Services, while also delivering the fixed outputs of RAF High Wycombe and RAF Wittering. Thus, the Support Force provides Defence, and the Royal Air Force, with a range of operational support capabilities to achieve standing Defence Tasks, enable expeditionary air bases and HQs, and to support global reach of Air and Space Operations.