No. 22 Group is one of six groups currently active in the Royal Air Force, falling under the responsibility of Deputy Commander-in-Chief (Personnel) in Air Command. Its previous title up until 2018 was No. 22 (Training) Group. It is responsible for RAF training policy and controlling the Royal Air Force College and the RAF's training stations.
No. 22 Group RAF: 1918–1919 1926–1940 1943–1972 2006–present: Formed on 1 April 1918 as No. 22 (Operations) Group, in Scotland, and disbanded on 30 May 1919. Reformed on 12 April 1926 from No. 7 Group as No. 22 (Army Co-operation) Group and on 1 December 1940 expanded to become Army Cooperation Command.GroupDates ActiveNotes1918–1926 1927–1939 1940–presentOriginally formed on 1 April 1918, it was ...1918–1920 1936–1947 1948–1958 1993–1996 ...Formed as No. 2 (Training) Group on 1 ...1918–1921 1923–1926 1936–1967 ...No. 3 Group was first formed on 10 May ...1918–1919 1937–1948Originally formed on 1 April 1918, but ...
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In addition to the battle honourslisted above (which are emblazoned on the Squadron Standard), the squadron has been granted the following battle honours: Cambrai 1917, Somme 1918, Lys, Amiens, France and Low Countries 1940, Invasion Ports 1940, Biscay Ports 1940–1941. Flying Officer Kenneth Campbell was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for ..."No. 22 Squadron". Royal Air Force. 2015. Archived from the original on 21 November 2016. Retrieved 29 December 2009.
Provide the Initial Training to RAF Officers at the Royal Air Force College at RAF Cranwell and Basic Training for airmen and airwomen at RAF HaltonRun the Royal Air Force Air Cadets (RAFAC)Provide specialist joint training to personnel from all three services, mainly in the following areas:
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- The group's Six Pillars
- Mission Statement
22 Group directly employs 3,800 military and 1,900 civilian personnel. The Air Cadet Organisation has approximately 41,000 cadets and 12,000 adult volunteers. Each year, the Group trains around 61,000 individuals at varying levels of training across its 53 sites. A selection of these sites house some of the 420 or so training aircraft owned by the ...
Air Officer Commanding 22 Group sits at the head of the organisation as well as occupying the role of Chief of Staff Training for the RAF. The Group is divided into 6 ‘pillars’, each headed by its own 1 Star commander. These pillars each have their own responsibilities in fulfilling the Group’s mission:
"Efficiently deliver world-class trained and educated personnel, RAF sport and the premier cadet force experience in order to support RAF strategy to meet Defence commitments."
- Organisation and Responsibilities
Although No. 22 Group was due to be formed on 1 April 1918, the same day as the RAF was established, it was not activated until 1 July 1918 in the RAF's North-Western Area. It was activated at East Fortune but moved its headquarters to the Station Hotel, Stirling. The next month, on 8 August 1918, it received the designation 'Operations', or possib...
The group is responsible for: 1. Youth engagement across the UK; 2. Recruiting, selection and basic training; 3. Defence technical training – communications & engineering; 4. UK Military Flying Training System; 5. RAF Force Development, Adventurous Training, survival and specialist training; 6. RAF-wide training assurance; 7. Accreditation and rese...
Currently, No 22 Group is led by Air Vice-Marshal Warren "Bunny" James CBE, who is Chief of Staff Training and Air Officer Commanding No. 22 Group. AVM James is responsible to his superior commander, the Air Member for Personnel, who is also deputy commander-in-chief personnel in Air Command.