DIO opens RAF Brize Norton Tactical Medical Wing facilities

Thursday July 4th, 2013

MODNew medical logistics and training facilities delivered by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) at RAF Brize Norton have been officially declared open.

Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton formally opened the new Tactical Medical Wing (TMW) and 4626 Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air Force facilities.

The project saw the creation of a purpose-built, medical logistics facility housed within a WWII hangar, a new office and training building for TMW and 4626 Sqn Headquarters and training facilities. An external training area to accommodate the TMW Chinook simulator and to allow the erection of tented field hospitals to provide a realistic training environment has also been provided.

Handover to the RAF happened in two phases to ensure that the first phase, the medical logistics facility, was ready in time for TMW’s Medical Logistics Flight to move in directly from RAF Lyneham following the site’s closure at the end of last year.

During his visit the Air Chief Marshal met DIO Project Manager Chris Seviour, and representatives from the South East Regional Prime Contractor (SERPC), PriDE, and Interserve, which built the facility. He congratulated the DIO-led team for completing the project on schedule and within budget.

After the Formal Opening Wing Commander Phil Spragg, Officer Commanding TMW, said:”It is an enormous privilege to command the new TMW facilities and the fine group of dedicated professionals that serve within it. The Royal Air Force Medical Services has a proud history of delivering only the highest standards of medical care to our personnel supporting global operations and exercises.”

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