Welcome to RAF Linton-on-Ouse

Station badge Group Captain K D Taylor MA BEng(Hons)RAF

Welcome to RAF Linton on Ouse

Our Mission is to:"Train tomorrow’s fast-jet pilots"

RAF Linton on Ouse is one of the busiest airfields in the country. Tasked with the training of future fast jet pilots for the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy, the Station operates the Tucano T1.

Our mission is clear – to train tomorrow’s fast jet pilots – but we also perform a range of other tasks. All our military personnel have the potential to deploy operationally and are currently supporting operations in Afghanistan, Italy and the Falklands. We place great emphasis on training and preparing them as individuals for these wider commitments. In addition we value the experience and facilities that we have here on the station and we use these to benefit the wider community in which we exist. RAF Linton-on-Ouse supports the wider RAF family – from air cadets to veterans – as well as working with local community organisations, youth groups, schools, and colleges to promote the Royal Air Force as a first class employer and a good neighbour in the Vale of York.

On these pages you will find a host of information about our Station, the people that work here and the role that we perform. We hope that you find it interesting and informative.

The Station Commander

Group Captain K D Taylor ADC MA BEng(Hons) RAF


Latest News


20170622-72R Sqn 100Yrs

22 June 2017

27th June 2017 will see 72 (Reserve) Squadron from RAF Linton-on-Ouse in North Yorkshire conducting a nationwide Grand Flypast in honour of its Centenary.

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72RSQN Centenary Paint Scheme

22 June 2017

A specially painted Tucano Fast Jet Training aircraft has been unveiled at RAF Linton-on-Ouse to celebrate the 100th anniversary of 72 (Reserve) Squadron, Royal Air Force.

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