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RAF Northolt in west London is used by both military and civilian aircraft and is home to units from all three Armed Services and the Ministry of Defence.
RAF Northolt plays an important royal role with both 32 (The Royal) Squadron and 63 Squadron RAF Regiment (Queen’s Colour Squadron) based on the Station.
2,000 service personnel (from all 3 Armed Forces), civil servants, and contractors work at RAF Northolt.
Group Captain Carver took command of RAF Northolt in July 2017. An experienced C-130 Hercules pilot he has served on Nos 24 and 47 Squadron. Before coming to Northolt he worked at US Central Command as a Chief of Staff for their Strategy and Plans Group.
West End Road, Ruislip, London, Middlesex, HA4 6NG.
No 1 Aeronautical Information Documents Unit (No 1 AIDU) is part of the Joint Force Intelligence Group managed under Joint Forces Command. Home of the Air Cartographer trade that was formed in 1953, the Unit houses the School of Air Cartography alongside over 100 RAF personnel/civil servants, working towards the Unit Mission Statement to ‘Provide timely, relevant and accurate aeronautical information in support of Defence Objectives’ in the form of paper and digital maps, charts and aeronautical information publications to all of Defence aviation. Such products are also available to UK Defence via the Unit Website MilFLIP.
The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has awarded a contract to Lagan Aviation & Infrastructure to resurface the runway at RAF Northolt.
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