RAF Shawbury in Shropshire trains around 1,000 students a year from across the UK Armed Services and international partners to be robust, resilient military personnel, technically second to none.
No. 1 Flying Training School (1 FTS) trains aircrew for the Royal Navy, British Army and the Royal Air Force. Previously the Defence Helicopter Flying School, the school was rebadged to 1 FTS by the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Wigston CBE ADC at a formal ceremony on 28 February 2020.The Central Flying School (Helicopter) delivers the next generation of helicopter instructors.
The Defence College of Air and Space Operations (DCASO), was formed on 1 January 2019, bringing together the School of Air Operations Control (SAOC) and the School of Aerospace Battle Management (SABM). The College trains the next generation of Air Traffic Controllers, Weapons Controllers, Identification Officers, Flight Operations personnel, Air and Space Operations Specialists, and is a worldwide centre of excellence on leading-edge battlespace management training and education. In addition, it delivers pre-deployment training to those about to deploy on operations as well as training selected personnel as instructors.
There are approximately 1,200 personnel working at RAF Shawbury, around 500 Service personnel supported by MOD civilian and contractor colleagues.