The RAF School of Fighter Control (SFC) is part of Chief of Staff Operations organisation, Strike Command and and has been located at RAF Boulmer since 1990. Commanded by a Wing Commander, the SFC was formed in 1940 and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II awarded the Unit its own crest in 1958. The school’s motto is ’Disce ut dirigas’ which means ’Learn that we may guide’.
The SFC plays a central part in delivering the training required by Fighter Control officers of the Operations Support Branch and airmen and airwomen of the Aerospace Systems Operator and Aerospace Systems Manager Trade Group. It is also recognized as a centre of excellence for tactical Airspace Battle Management and provides training for the RAF’s sister Services, NATO and other foreign national military personnel. Between 800 and 850 students attend one of the 30 different courses each year.
The SFC is organized into 3 squadrons with each squadron responsible for a distinct area of training, please select a link to find out more:
A Squadron - Ab-initio Training
B Squadron - Post Graduate, Advanced and Executive Training
C Squadron - Standards and Professional Support