5001 Squadron

"A way made by force"


5001 Squadron falls under 42 Expeditionary Support Wing of the Support Force.  The Squadron enables ground engineering functions to support deployed Air Operations, by providing temporary working environments such as hangars for RAF fast jets and rotary aircraft, or portable aircraft arrestor gear and environmental conditioning.

5001 Squadron also lead Trade Group 5 Spearhead capability for contingent operations; a highly responsive airfield support engineering capability across all three Services within the UK and overseas.


5001 Squadron is based at RAF Wittering.