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RAF Valley

Airport information
Airport typeMilitary/Public
OperatorRoyal Air Force
In use1941 - present
CommanderGroup Captain Bruce Hedley RAF
* 19 Sqn * 208 Sqn * 203(R) Squadron * Search and Rescue Force HQ * 22 Squadron - C Flight * Search and Rescue Training Unit (SARTU) * RAF Mountain Rescue
Elevation11 m (37 ft)

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RAF Valley is a Royal Air Force station on the island of Anglesey, Wales, and which is also used as Anglesey Airport. It provides fast-jet training using the BAE Hawk and provides training for aircrew working with Search and Rescue. Unofficially the motto for RAF Valley is 'One Valley, Training Aircrew and Saving Lives'

No. 4 Flying Training School takes RAF and Royal Navy pilots from 1FTS at RAF Linton-on-Ouse and trains them to fly fast jets, prior to training on an Operational Conversion Unit. 4 FTS is divided into two squadrons; 208 Sqn provides the advanced flying training, students then moving on to 19 Sqn to receive tactics and weapons training.

Valley is also home to C Flight of 22 Sqn with Sea King helicopters. These are busy in the Search and Rescue role, rescuing people from ships in the Irish Sea, from the mountains of nearby Snowdonia and elsewhere. The mountain rescue work in Snowdonia is coordinated with the North Wales Mountain Rescue Association.

The base is also home to SARTU (Search and Rescue Training Unit), part of the Defence Helicopter Flying School, using Squirrel and Griffin helicopters, and newly home to the relocated headquarters elements of both 22 and 202 Squadrons.

RAF Mona, also on Anglesey, acts as a relief landing ground.

HRH The Duke of Cambridge, second-in-line to the British Throne, is currently assigned to C Flight, 22 Squadron at RAF Valley, as a co-pilot flying the Sea King search and rescue helicopter.

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