Royal Auxiliary Air Force


A Royal Air Force groundcrew member watches as a Tornado GR4 aircraft taxis for takeoff at RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland. 

12(B) Sqn war week was a collective training event 10th-14th June 2013 designed to expose all squadron personnel to the tempo of operations and to the potential situations that they might encounter during their forthcoming deployment on Operation Herrick.12(B) Sqn is home to the Tornado GR4 Aircraft.

RAF Reserves serve alongside Regulars in the UK and overseas. They get the best of both worlds by balancing their own careers and home life, with the challenge and adventure of the RAF.

As a Reserve you’ll get to live your normal life and use your spare-time to develop transferable skills, increase your self-confidence, meet people from a wide range of backgrounds and enjoy adventurous training opportunities. Roles are available from 18 right up to 54 years and six months of age.
 
Reserves commit a minimum of 27 days per year on a renewable 12 year basis. Each year includes a two week (15 days) block for general RAF training, and at least 12 weekend or holiday days for additional training, trade training, or training exercises.
 
While you may get the opportunity to train overseas as part of your annual 15-day training block, most of your time will be spent on a nearby RAF base. Each one of these has its own role, from front-line operations to training establishments.

 611 (West Lancashire) Sqn RAuxAF was reestablished at RAF Woodvale on Merseyside in 2013, and recruits across the North West of England.

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