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RAF Brize Norton

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Airport information
Airport typeMilitary: RAF Station
OperatorRoyal Air Force
LocationBrize Norton
In use1937 - present
CommanderGroup Captain D Stamp MA RAF
* 24 Sqn * 30 Sqn * No. 33 Engineering Squadron|33 Eng Sqn * 47 Sqn * 99 Sqn * 101 Sqn * 216 Sqn * 501 Sqn (RAuxAF) * JADTEU * No.1 PTS RAF
Elevation88 m (288 ft)

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RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, about 65 mi (104.6 km) west north-west of London, is the largest station of the Royal Air Force. It is close to the settlements of Brize Norton, Carterton and Witney.

The station is home to Air Transport, Air-to-Air refuelling and Military Parachuting, with aircraft operating from the station including the Hercules, C-17 Globemaster, TriStar and VC10.

Major infrastructure redevelopment began in 2010 ahead of the forthcoming closure of RAF Lyneham in 2012, at which point Brize Norton will become the sole air point of embarkation for British troops.

By the end of June 2011 all flying units from RAF Lyneham had moved to RAF Brize Norton.

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