Welcome to Virtual Royal Air Force


Welcome to the Virtual Royal Air Force's (vRAF) website. The vRAF simulates the Royal Air Force's daily activities and only operates on the VATSIM network, primarily within the VATSIM UK Division. vRAF is part of the VATSIM Special Operations Administration (VSOA) - we adhere to the most stringent guidelines when conducting Operations and Training and operate as realistically as possible in order to use the VATSIM Network for Military related activities and events. Our pilots can look forward to taking part in a variety of Training and Operational Exercises regularly working with our Military colleagues worldwide, such as vUSAF and RAAFVirtual amongst others.

Air Command


Headquarters: RAF High Wycombe

Air Command, is home to the vRAF's command element, and is responsible for the overall management of vRAF's operations and personnel.

Air Command (and in turn, the vRAF as a whole) is commanded by the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), who holds the rank of vAir Chief Marshal. The CAS is assisted by five Deputy Commanders which details of each can be found below.




Chief of the Air Staff (CAS)

ACM Matt Kingscott
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The Chief of the Air Staff , is the most senior officer within the vRAF. He is responsible for the overall management of the vRAF, and is assisted by 5 Deputies listed below.

Chief of Staff Operations (COS OPS)

AM Jack Edwards
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Chief of Staff Operations, Is deputy to CAS and responsible for the day to day running and planning of all operations within vRAF.

Air Officer Commanding 1 Group (AOC 1 Group)

AVM Ciaran Longmuir
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Air Officer Commanding 1 Group, is an Air Officer within Air Command. He is responsible for the overall management of 1 Group assets and their respective Squadrons.

Air Officer Commanding 2 Group (AOC 2 Group)

AVM Joshua Seagrave
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Air Officer Commanding 2 Group, is an Air Officer within Air Command. He is responsible for the overall management of 2 Group assets and their respective Squadrons.

Air Officer Commanding 22 Group (AOC 22 Group)

AVM Lee Roberts
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Air Officer Commanding 22 Group, is an Air Officer within Air Command. He is responsible for vRAF's Training system to ensure students are up to the high standard that we expect.

Chief of Staff Personnel and Air Secretary (COS Pers/Air Sec)

AVM Aron Griffiths
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Chief of Staff Personnel, is an Air Officer within Air Command. He assists the CAS by providing overall management of vRAF's Personnel Directorate.

Squadrons


1 Group - Strike, Defense & Support

11 [F] Squadron

Equipped with the Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4, based at RAF Coningsby.

11 (F) Sqn provide the air defence for the UK airspace, equipped with the Typhoon FGR4. A swing-role aircraft that can undertake air and ground attack missions in a single sortie.


617 Squadron

Being equipped with the Lockheed Martin F-35B, Based at RAF Marham.

617 Sqn will provide a strike capability to vRAF, equipped with the F-35B. A fifth generation low observability swing-role aircraft that can undertake air and ground attack missions in a single sortie.


IX [B] Squadron

Equipped with the Panavia Tornado GR4, based at RAF Marham.

IX (B) Sqn is our main strike and reconnaissance aircraft, being a great ISTAR and GCAS aircraft. This is swing wing all weather fighter bomber, a great aircraft to fly low!


27 Squadron

Equipped with the Boeing Chinook HC4/6, based at RAF Odiham.

27 Sqn is our helicopter squadron, it is used for basic troop movements to heavy lift operations to SAR operations. Our Chinooks are sometimes the only way to get in and our of secluded places that other types can't normally get to.



2 Group - Air Transport, Aerial Refueling Hub & ISTAR


8 Squadron

Equipped with the Boeing E-3D Sentry AEW1, based at RAF Waddington.

ISTAR asset, responsible for Command and Control and Target Identification. We operate the E-3D out of RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire, England


10 Squadron

Equipped with the Airbus Voyager KC2/3, based at RAF Brize Norton.

10 Squadron the hub Air transport and Air to Air refuelling, we operate the Voyager KC2/KC3 out of RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, England


70 Squadron

Equipped with the Airbus A-400M Atlas C1, based at RAF Brize Norton.

The hub of Tactical Air Transport Wing, responsible for Tactical Cargo Delivery, Special Forces, MERT flights and Paratroop support and more.


99 Squadron

Equipped with the Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules / Boeing C-17 Globemaster III, based at RAF Brize Norton.

The hub of Tactical Air Transport Wing, responsible for Tactical Cargo Delivery, Special Forces, MERT flights and Paratroop support and more.



22 Group - Training


60 [R] Squadron

Equipped with the Juno T1, based at RAF Shawbury.

Here you will not only learn how to fly helicopter, you will learn low level flying, low level navigation, all up to a basic standard before leaving flight training to start operational flying with the Chinook on 27 Sqn. We operate the Juno T1 out of RAF Shawbury.


45 [R] Squadron

Equipped with the Beech King Air B200, based at RAF Cranwell.

Here you will learn how to fly multi-engine aircraft, navigate in the air while in formation with others, advanced understanding air traffic control. We operate the King Air B200 out of RAF Cranwell.



208 [R] Squadron

Equipped with the BAe Hawk T1, based at RAF Valley.

Here you will not only learn how to fly fast jet aircraft, learn advanced low level flying, low level navigation, but also how to fight the aircraft. Dogfighting, bombing and tactical flying, all up to a basic standard before leaving flight training to join the operational conversion unit. We operate the Hawk T1 out of RAF Valley, Anglesey, Wales.



Pilot Roster


Pilot ID Name Squadron Rank Total Flights Total Hours Vatsim ID
RFR1002Matt Kingscott70 Sqn454492:531104672
RFR1122Jack Edwards617 Sqn235283:441346724
RFR1098Ciaran LongmuirIX (B) Sqn157237:351314169
RFR1107Joshua Seagrave70 Sqn81181:561331271
RFR1139Aron Griffiths617 Sqn138150:271355925
RFR1205Lee Roberts11 (F) Sqn270403:501330403
RFR1001Scott DanielsTCW201417:481184038
RFR1003Sean McRandle27 Sqn487823:371076290
RFR1008Andy Somerville10 Sqn117235:13834139
RFR1028Phil Pegman11 (F) Sqn4667:391243898
RFR1140Graham Carr10 Sqn216489:081231932
RFR1145Robert Skipworth11 (F) Sqn165185:351337312
RFR1315Charlie Trewhitt11 (F) Sqn142196:541321955
RFR1065Trevor Hannant11 (F) Sqn5293:071240481
RFR1158Juergen Vollmer99 Sqn5952:18824639
RFR1273Karl Hughes27 Sqn2318:181151975
RFR1275David Woods99 Sqn1125:131240077
RFR1384Paul Hallatt70 Sqn922:021305826
RFR1317Lewis Anderson29 (R) Sqn1715:141233663
RFR1376Ethan Doyley29 (R) Sqn1812:291435552
RFR1393James Thomas29 (R) Sqn1516:041365991
RFR1262Sebastian Wheeler70 Sqn3122:031343611
RFR1367Mark Middleton10 Sqn1615:401162638
RFR1379Per-Kristian Jensen29 (R) Sqn2423:19885486
RFR1394Isaias Teixeira70 Sqn000:001368953

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