XIX Squadron has responsibility for radar control and surveillance within NATO Air Policing Area 1 and provides tactical control for the UK’s Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) response. Furthermore, the Squadron supports UK, NATO, and Joint exercises with tactical control and identification.
The Squadron operates with numerous Flights:
- Operations Flights – A, B and C Flights form the bulk of the Squadron personnel. It is their responsibility to provide operators to deliver the Squadron’s duties in the UK and on overseas operations.
- Support Flights – Including Plans, Assurance, Total Safety, Mission Support and Co-ord Flights. The tasking of these sections is to manage and support the Operations Flights in delivery of all of XIX Squadron duties.
- No. 1 Air Control Centre – provide a deployed air control and surveillance capability both in the United Kingdom and on deployed operations worldwide.
Provide airspace surveillance and Tactical Air C2 in support of National Counter-Terrorism, NATO air policing and deployed operations, and the provision of a rapidly deployable, tactical ATM capability.