About

RAF Halton is the RAF’s centre for recruit training and airmen’s development training, and also hosts a number of other independent units. Units based at Halton currently include:

  • Recruit Training Squadron – initial training for all non-commissioned entrants to the RAF (except RAF Regiment Gunners).
  • Airmen’s Command Squadron – leadership and management training for non-commissioned officers.
  • Specialist Training School – Health and SafetyEnvironmental ProtectionQuality Management and Management and Procedural Skills Training.
  • Defence Media Operations Centre[3]– media and communications training and a deployable joint media operations team.
  • Catering Training Squadron (part of the Defence College of Logistics and Personnel Administration[4]) – specialist training for RAF chefs, stewards, and Catering Officers.
  • Supply & Movements Training Wing (part of the Defence College of Logistics and Personnel Administration[5]) – trains RAF personnel in all aspects of supply, movements and logistic management. It also trains Royal Navy and British Army personnel in movements disciplines.
  • Training Analysis Centre (part of No 22 (Training) Group) – carries out training needs analysis, and proposes appropriate training strategies for RAF ground trades and branches (with the exception of medical, musician and fire-fighter).
  • Defence Centre of Training Support[6] – training military instructors and training managers, e-learning support services to the MoD, computer-based training production.
  • 7644 (VR) Squadron, RAuxAF[7] – a specialist media operations squadron.
  • Joint Service Gliding Centre – adventurous training[8] in the form of gliding for members of the Armed Forces.
  • 613 Volunteer Gliding Squadron – gliding activities for the Air Cadet Organisation.[9]
  • Headquarters Hertfordshire & Buckinghamshire Wing Air Training Corps.[10

The camp also includes a grass airfield, used mainly by gliderslight aircraftmicrolights and the RAF hot air balloon.[11] The airfield is also the home of the Royal Air Force Gliding and Soaring Association[12] Chilterns Gliding Centre, the Halton Aeroplane Club[13] and the RAF Halton Microlight Club.[14]

Logistics services to RAF Halton are provided by a multi-activity contract currently awarded to Serco