78 Squadron at Swanwick in Hampshire is an Air Command Unit embedded within the London Area Control Centre run by National Air Traffic Services (NATS). Military and civilian Air Traffic Control staff work together to ensure the safe passage of civilian and military aircraft flying over England, Scotland and Wales (and their coastal waters).
The Distress and Diversion Cell at 78 Squadron at Swanwick is an emergency centre ready to assist aircraft in distress.
The Military Airspace Booking and Co-ordination Cell manage the segregation of large areas of airspace for unrestricted military training.
The Radar Analysis Cell work closely with the UK Airprox Board to provide radar data for investigations.
The Station is also home to the RAF Northolt radar controllers.
The Pilot Guide gives some key information for civilian pilots, flying instructors and students.