5001 Squadron

"Fit via vi" or "A way made by force"

The Bezant gold coin alludes to the Desert where the Unit operates; while a black ant symbolises the hard industrious work the Squadron performs to erect temporary structures.

About

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.

History

Contact

5001 Squadron is based at RAF Wittering.