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CHANGE OF COMMAND FOR XXIV SQUADRON

In late October 2019, Wing Commander Burdett officially handed command of No. XXIV (24) Squadron to Wing Commander McIntyre.

XXIV Squadron was formed in 1915 and in 2013 it became the Air Mobility Operational Conversion Unit for the C130J Hercules, A400M Atlas and the C-17 Globemaster III. XXIV Squadron leads aircrew and engineer training excellence across the Air Mobility Force, which enables our front-line Squadrons to concentrate on their operational output across the globe.

Wing Commander Burdett hands command of XXIV Squadron to Wing Commander McIntyre
Wing Commander Burdett hands command of XXIV Squadron to Wing Commander McIntyre

“Commanding Twenty-Four Squadron has been a remarkable experience. The breadth of the Squadron’s remit has meant that every day has brought a fresh challenge and having such an important job within a Squadron whose personnel are all experts has been immensely rewarding.  In addition to my time with XXIV Squadron, commanding 38 Expeditionary Air Wing (EAW) - the Air Mobility Force’s deployable HQ, is something I am immensely proud of.”

Wing Commander Burdett
Outgoing Officer Commanding No. XXIV Squadron

RAF Brize Norton’s mission is to prepare for and deliver global Air Mobility operations, XXIV Squadron’s primary focus on the training of aircrew and engineers across the Air Mobility Force is central to that output.

“Twenty-Four Squadron focuses on people as a capability with through-life professional development: from initial qualification, via bespoke skillsets, right through to the next generation of instructors.  This approach enables our sister squadrons to concentrate on operational output. It is a privilege to take Command of such a diverse but close-knit squadron, charged with the professional development of aircrew and engineers on three frontline aircraft types.”

Wing Commander McIntyre
Officer Commanding No. XXIV Squadron

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