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1.RAF Boulmer

Last modified: 05 Jun 2020, submitted by: Joker

Country: United Kingdom    Region: Northumberland

Locale: Alnwick

Latitude: 55° 25' 15" N     Longitude: -2° 23' 58" E

Area use / Military Branches: Active


RAF Boulmer a former WW2 decoy and training airfield. Reconstructed as an Air Defence Control Centre.
In 1953 the station re-opened as 500 Signals Unit. After completion of the underground operations facility in 1954, RAF Boulmer became an independent unit and is now the UK's Air Surveillance and Control System (ASACS) homebase.and one of the key RAF components.

The base is split into 2 separate locations: the base camp at grid 5525'18"N 136'5"W hosting
- School of Aerospace Battle Management (SABM)
- ASACS Business Management Team
- Support WIng
- ASACS Engineering & Logistics Sq

RAF Boulmer Tactical site is nearby at grid 5524'24"N 137'23"W
This is the operational site of RAF Boulmer hosting
- Battle Management Operations controlling all UK Air Defence ops
- Control & Reporting Centre. This is the e actual monitoring and air policing section using ground-based military and civilian radars in the UK to monitor, detect and identify all aircraft in and around UK airspace - 24/7, 365 days a year.
- Battle Management School

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