Welcome to RAF Digby

RAF Digby Gateguard

Welcome to the official Royal Air Force Digby Website

Digby has a long and distinguished history and heritage. From a Royal Naval Air Service flying site during the First World War, to a Royal Air Force Station on the formation of the RAF in 1918, it continued as such until March 2005 when its command passed to Defence Intelligence. It now forms part of the Joint Service Signals Organisation (JSSO) which is itself part of the JFIG. The site is commanded on a two year rotation by an Army or RAF OF5. The site is home to Headquarters JSSO and one of its major units, the Joint Service Signal Unit (Digby). No 591 Signals Unit, the Aerial Erector School (AES) and the HQ Trent Wing of the Air Training Corps also lodge on the site.

Today Digby has a significantly different mandate than it did when operating as an operational airfield during the Second World War, however it’s current role has never been more critical. From an outsider’s perspective, Digby may appear to be a sleepy hollow in which nothing much happens; however, this could not be further from the truth. The various units on the site supports both strategic decision makers at the highest level and the front line on a 24/7 basis, directly supporting our Armed Forces wherever deployed. As such, the site has to be able to adapt to an ever-changing security environment and embrace technological change to remain capable of meeting our remit.

Station Information

Information about RAF Digby

Visiting RAF Digby

Information about visitors and visiting vehicles

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