The 422nd Air Base Group is located at RAF Croughton and is a component of the 501st Combat Support Wing headquartered at RAF Alconbury, United Kingdom.
RAF Croughton houses the 422nd Air Base Group whose mission is to provide outstanding installation support, services, force protection, and worldwide communications across the entire spectrum of operations. The group is the premier global communication provider in the U.K. and supports NATO, U.S. European Command, U.S. Central Command, Air Force Special Operations Command, U.S. Department of State operations and Ministry of Defense operations. The group sustains more than 410 C2 circuits; and supports 25 percent of all European Theater to continental United States communications.
The group is made up of approximately 600 people assigned to the various squadrons throughout the group. The unit employs approximately 265 active duty military, 140 DoD Civilians and 200 Ministry of Defence employees.
The group is organized into group staff and four squadrons. The squadrons include the 422nd Air Base Squadron, 422nd Communication Squadron, 422nd Security Forces Squadron, 422nd Civil Engineer Squadron.