Unit History: 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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