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RAF Croughton / RAF Welford / RAF Fairford

Welcome to the 422d Air Base Group Community!

RAF Croughton is located in Northamptonshire, 40 minutes north of Oxford. RAF Croughton hosts the headquarters of the 422d Air Base Group, as well as the 422d Communications Squadron, the 422d Civil Engineer Squadron, the 422d Security Forces Squadron, the 422d Medical Squadron, and the 422d Air Base Squadron. RAF Croughton also hosts members of the department of state.

RAF Welford is home to the 420th Munitions Squadron, it is located 40 minutes south of Oxford in Oxfordshire. RAF Welford is the second largest conventional munitions storage area in europe, and primarily serves to support RAF Fairford.

RAF Fairford is home to the 501st Combat Support Wing and is located in Glouchestershire, half an hour north of Swindon. It also hosts the 420th Air Base Squadron, and serves as the preferred bomber forward operating location in Europe for USAF Global Strike Command. RAF Fairford boasts one of the longest flightlines in the U.K. and supports a variety of missions and exercises throughout the year.


Please visit the following website for guidance regarding inprocessing, sponsorship, housing, schools, pets, and other useful information for your transition to the 501st Combat Support Wing.  

For the 422d FSS page click here and you can also find PCS info for RAF Croughton/Fairford/Welford at Military One Source.

Sponsor Information

Prior to joining the 422nd Air Base Group community it is important that you make contact with a sponsor at your gaining unit to ensure a smooth transition, and a quick adjustment to your new surroundings.

For more information about how to obtain a sponsor, click here