Joint Aircraft Recovery and Transportation Squadron

"Swift to Recover"

A black dog holds a duck in its mouth; symbolic of the Squadron's role to recover and retrieve from downed flying aircraft in Crash Sites.

About

Joint Aircraft Recovery and Transportation Squadron falls under 42 Expeditionary Support Wing of the Support Force.  They are predominantly manned by RAF personnel with a small contingent of Royal Navy personnel; dedicated to rapid runway clearance, Aircraft Post-Crash Management recovery, and the road transportation of complete aircraft or their large assemblies.

The Squadron holds four crash teams at high readiness to deploy worldwide in response to military Aircraft Post-Crash Management incidents.  There is also an Air Accident Investigation Branch for civilian aircraft crash sites. 

History

Contact

Joint Aircraft Recovery and Transportation Squadron is based at MoD Boscombe Down.