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RAF Ascension Island

RAF Ascension crest
Military unit
Unit nameRoyal Air Force Station Ascension
Founded1942 - present
CountryBritish overseas territory of Ascension Island
AllegianceUnited Kingdom
BranchRoyal Air Force
TypeFlying station
Role1.) RAF/USAF: Staging Post
2.) NASA: Designated emergency landing site for Space Shuttle program
Part ofBritish Armed Forces
Garrison/HQAscension Island
Nickname"Ascension", "Wideawake"
MottoAuxilium Transmare
MarchRoyal Air Force March Past
Station CommanderWg Cdr L M Davidson
Operations OfficerSqn Ldr N A West
Station badgeA frigatebird in flight

RAF Ascension Island

Airport information
Airport typeMilitary
OwnerMinistry of Defence (United Kingdom)
OperatorRoyal Air Force / Serco Group
LocationGeorgetown, Ascension Island
Elevation85 m (278 ft)

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Royal Air Force Station Ascension, more commonly known as RAF Ascension Island, and sometimes known as Wideawake Airfield or Ascension Island Base, is a British military airbase on Ascension Island in the Atlantic Ocean, near the Equator.

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