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Unit History: RAF High Wycombe

RAF High Wycombe RAF High Wycombe is a Royal Air Force station, situated in the village of Walters Ash, near High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, England. Its purpose is to serve the needs of the RAF Air Command, situated on the site. It is also the headquarters of the European Air Group. The motto of RAF High Wycombe is ’Non Sibi’, which translates as ’not for ourselves’

RAF High Wycombe is situated roughly three miles from the town of High Wycombe over three sites - No 1 Site houses the Command HQ and the Combined Air Operations Centre (CAOC- UK CAOC or CAOC 9), No 2 Site houses the officers’ mess, while No 3 site is the domestic site, airmen and NCO’s quarters, MT yard, PT flight and Supply Flight. There is a nuclear bunker at the site the existence of which is officially classified but which nevertheless is clearly visible on satellite photographs (e.g. Google Earth).

The site is a non-flying station and was home to Strike Command before it became part of the newly formed Air Command on 1 April 2007. Air Command is commanded by an Air Chief Marshal. RAF High Wycombe is commanded by a Group Captain.

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Memories of RAF High Wycombe

(Memories written by members of Forces Reunited)

RAF High Wycombe, in 1972

Written by Douglas Richards

moving to High Wycombe from Stanm ore just before Xmas 1972. The w/e trips to various places in the South. Rugby trips George Armstrongs wedding in Finaghy. Thre 2 holidays in Tenerife one in August 75’ with Allan Hudd John Sugden etc. Wimbledon speedway to see Allans cars get wrecked. Then many drunken nights in the village or the NAAFI. My farewell do in the social club. The 2nd trip to Tenerife for New Year 1976 to celebrate my demob

RAF High Wycombe, in 1973

Written by John E West

All my pals in the RAF Police Flight at High Wycombe, not forgetting some of the WRAF girls Yvonne in the PBX, Pat Oliver.

Forces Reunited Forum Posts Involving RAF High Wycombe

"hi i’m allie, i’m looking for friends who i was in the Army & Air Force with, i was in the army from 1989 to 1992, and was detached at RAF High Wycombe in 1990, would love to hear from anyone who was in with me, i was based in 8 sigregt, at catterick, and 242 sigsqn, scotland. it would be really nice to catch up after all this time. allie. xx "
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"RAF Personnel & Training Command (RAFPTC) - The command, currently based at RAF Innsworth in Gloucestershire, is to be merged into Strike Command at RAF High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire.  Although the RAF station at Innsworth will then close, the future of the parts of the AFPAA - e.g. MOD Medal Office, set up on 31 March 2005 - that are also situated there has not yet (Oct 2005) been announced. TNA - The abbreviation used for The National Archives.  This body, has responsibility for the..."
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"...in his neck when he slipped when diving into an inflatable pool while trying to collect plastic fruit. Mr Uren from Tehidy, Cornwall, is now wheelchair bound and suffers from severe spasms following the incident at a Health Education Fund day at RAF High Wycombe, Berkshire, 3 years ago. He has since been medically discharged from the RAF. Now he is taking legal action against MoD and Corporate Leisure (UK) Ltd, the firm which provided the inflatable equipment. Mr Uren said: "I feel both the..."
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"Does anybody out there know what happened to Carole Mills, daughter of W/Cdr Mills, RAF El Adem 1959-61? She subsequently moved to RAF High Wycombe. "
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"I knew Carole at RAF El-Adem when my father was stationed there in 1960. Wg Cdr Mills was posted to RAF High Wycombe and thereafter to RAF Hendon. I heard through the grapevine that Carole had married a navigator. If you contact Carole, please advise, thank you. Kind regards Roger Mewis "
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