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The location of the base in relation to Ermine Street is significant. The history of the use of the historic route through the north of Lincolnshire for Pilot Training purposes in WWI is well documented, and the views along the road to Lincoln Cathedral traditionally assisted pilots returning to base to locate the airfield. The topography of the station in relation to the road has been immortalised in the Station badge, in which the Longbow bowstring represents Ermine Street bent to accommodate the lengthened runway, and the arrow representing the runway itself.
RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire plays an important role in the protection of UK airspace as the home of No 1 Air Control Centre.
It is also home to the Mobile Meteorological Unit and to the world famous Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team (The Red Arrows).
600 personnel work at RAF Scampton, including Service personnel, contractors and civil servants.
Wing Commander Parker took command of RAF Scampton in August 2018.
He commissioned as a Flight Operations Officer in September 1999 and after officer training undertook deployments to Pakistan Northern Ireland and Afghanistan. In January 2008 after promotion to Sqn Ldr he became SO2 Air for 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines deploying on Op Herrick as part of Task Force Helmund. This was followed by a posting to RAF Odiham as OC Support Helicopter Force HQ, followed by a posting to HQ Air as Chief of Staff for COS Pers/Air Sec
Parker was promoted to Wg Cdr in 2013 and after learning French at the Defence College of language and Culture at Shrivenham he attended French Staff College and was posted to the French MOD Directorate as desk Officer for the Franco-British combined Expeditionary Force.
RAF Scampton, Lincoln, LN1 2ST.
UK Deployable Air Surveillance and Control System Capability.
The ability to support Global Ops and maintain 24/7 resilience to UK Air Defence.
Increased Air and Ground Situational Awareness for National, NATO and Coalition Ops.
Support to Force Elements at Rediness over 37 weeks of Exercises.
Maintains Tri-Service links by supporting Army and Navy Exercises abroad and in the UK.
Personnel on High Readiness a Tactical Air Traffic Management element, able to deploy on short notice.
The ability to establish Tactical Landing Zones anywhere in the world for aircraft.
In 2017, whilst supporting over 37 weeks of Exercises, 1ACC proved themselves to be one of the leading Tactical Command and Control Units in the world and can proudly boast of their commitments to Exercise and Operations activities.
The Mobile Met Unit (MMU) is a Sponsored Reserve unit of the RAF, consisting of 40 meteorologists and engineers. The meteorologists have a day-to-day civilian role within the Met Office but can be quickly deployed in support of operations and exercises in the UK or overseas with a complete suite of forecasting and observing equipment. Support is predominantly to aviation assets but also to planners and any units undertaking activities which might be impacted by the weather.
MMU Mission Statement - To Provide a Comprehensive Meteorological and Environmental Service to the Deployed Forces of the United Kingdom and Allies.
On 13 October 1916, Air Station Brattleby Cliff opened as a Home Defence Flight unit prior to being renamed RAF Scampton in 1918, making the Station one the RAF's oldest.
After a short hiatus the Station became home to 617 Squadron (known as the 'Dambusters') from where they flew their most famous mission - Operation CHASTISE.
Post war RAF Scampton was the home of the Vulcan bomber.
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