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Support Helicopter Force

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The RAF Support Helicopter Force operates under the command of JHC and includes Chinook, Puma and Merlin Squadrons based at the RAF stations at Aldergrove (Northern Ireland), Benson (Oxfordshire) and Odiham (Hampshire). Tactical communications support for the Support Helicopter Force is provided by 21 (Air Support) Signal Regiment based at Colerne, near Bath. The provision of aviation fuel to deployed battlefield helicopters is the responsibility of the RAF Tactical Supply Wing based at RAF Stafford.