About Us

About us

Welcome to the RAF St Mawgan Website

RAF St Mawgan Crest RAF St Mawgan is a 22 Training Group Station commanded by Wing Commander A Mason MA BSc (Hons) RAF and is situated 5 miles Northeast of Newquay. Originally a flying station the airfield element of the camp was sold to Cornwall County Council and is now used as Newquay Cornwall Airport.

Primary Role

As a consequence military flying operations ceased in 2008 with the Station being converted in to the home for the Defence Survive, Evade, Resist, Extract (SERE) School, locally referred to as DSTO.

The primary role of the station is to provide administrative support to the school and ensure the delivery of up to 5000 SERE trained personnel per annum in support of current operations. However, the footprint of DSTO is such that were they to be the only residents on the Station then much of the estate would lay unused. Instead, in order to deliver value for money to the tax payer a number of other units are located on the Station.


Ministry of Defence Hospital Unit Derriford at Plymouth

Manufacturing Components

Finally, the Station has retained a small workshop facility and manufactures components to enable modifications to helicopters and aircraft across all three services.

See also:
Why Are We Here
Lodger Units
Who is Based Here

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