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1.MoD St Athan garrison

Last modified: 29 May 2020

Country: United Kingdom    Region: Vale of Glamorgan

Locale: Barry

Latitude: 51° 23' 59" N     Longitude: -4° 34' 0" E

Area use / Military Branches: Active


Former RAF St Athan, WW2 airbase hosting a fighter group pool, the School of Air Navigation and a maintenance unit. After the war it became a training an logistics base until 1974, a maintenance base for Vulcan, Victor, Buccaner, Phantom, Harrier, Tornado, Jaguar, Hawk and VC10 aircraft, originally under RAF control, but later on under the Defence Aviation Repair Agency (DARA).

Current status: MoD St Athan
Defence Aircraft Repair Agency (DARA). Major maintenance tasks on all types of RAF aircraft are carried out here.
- 4 School of Tech Training
- University of Wales Air Sqn

- Special Forces Support Group (SFSG)
- 1 Battalion The Parachute Regiment (1PARA) Providing support to the United Kingdom Special Forces (UKSF) as part of the Special Forces Support Group (SFSG) supporting SAS units.

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