| RAF South Cerney|
Duke of Gloucester Barracks
|IATA: none – ICAO: none|
|Owner||Ministry of Defence|
|Operator|| Royal Air Force|
British Army - Royal Logistics Corps
|Location||South Cerney, Gloucestershire|
|In use|| Royal Air Force 16 August 1937 - 1 July 1971 |
Royal Logistics Corps 1 July 1971-Present
|Elevation AMSL||364 ft / 111 m|
RAF South Cerney is a former Royal Air Force station which is now known as the Duke of Gloucester Barracks and is home of 29 Postal Courier and Movement Regiment Royal Logistic Corps and the Joint Air Mounting Centre. It is located in the village of South Cerney near Cirencester in Gloucestershire, England.
Units located at Duke of Gloucester BarracksEdit
The Joint Air Mounting Centre (JAMC) is located 20 miles (32 km) away from RAF Brize Norton, the MOD's Air Port of Embarkation. The JAMC facilities mean that a Very High Readiness formation can mount and poise before deploying on operations or exercises. The JAMC can offer facilities such as an operations suite, briefing rooms and sufficient holding areas for men and equipment up to brigade size.
The JAMC also offers welfare, life support and accommodation facilities that complement those facilities available at RAF Brize Norton. Formed units from all 3 Services will report to the JAMC for processing, baggage checks, feeding and travel to RAF Brize Norton.
It has three very large hangars which are used for processing up to 1,500 'through troops' on operations and exercises, a process which can take anything up to 3 weeks.
The Joint movements staff at the JAMC come predominantly from a 29 Regt RLC squadron, but the RLC personnel are also complimented by a small team of RAF Logistics (Mover) personnel; the Officer Commanding JAMC is an RAF Logistics officer.
- No. 3 Flying Training School
- No. 3 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit
- No. 3 Service Flying Training School
- No. 23 Group Communications Flight
- No. 23 (Training) Group
- No. 27 Group Communications Flight
- No. 625 Gliding Squadron
- No. 625 Volunteer Gliding Squadron
- No. 1519 Beam Approach Training Flight
- No. 1539 Beam Approach Training Flight
- Air Crew Allocation Unit
- Aircrew Officer Training School
- ↑ "DTR study into potential sites - Further sites - South Cerney". Ministry of Defence. http://www.mod.uk/NR/rdonlyres/685E75DB-6156-441D-8105-D4136ECBDDEC/0/DTRPotentialSite.pdf. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
- ↑ "South Cerney". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. http://www.abct.org.uk/airfields/south-cerney. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
- ↑ Skydive South Cerney[dead link]
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 "Welcome to the SILVER STARS Website". Silver Stars - RLC Parachute Centre. http://www.silverstars.me.uk. Retrieved 5 May 2011.
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