17-Dec-2014 Source: HeliHub.com
While there is no longer any operational flying on the Station, RAF Wyton is home to a number of flying training units. These include: University of London Air Squadron (ULAS), Cambridge University Air Squadron (CUAS) and No 5 Air Experience Flight (No 5 AEF). They are part of No 3 Elementary Flying Training School who provide basic flying training at Wyton, using the Grob Tutor aircraft.
On 25th March 2013 the Ministry of Defence announced that all flying at RAF Wyton would cease. 57(R) Squadron relocated to RAF Cranwell on 6th October 2014 and the University Air Squadrons are expected to move to RAF Wittering by spring 2015.
All this sounds very negative for an air ambulance based at RAF Wyton – Magpas HeliMedix. We approached them and their Head of Communications, Antonia Brickell, told us “Just to reassure you; we are an independent party, we have a long term lease with Defence Estates and RAF Wyton, we do not expect any changes to impact our operational base in the near future – so it’s business as usual.”
Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com