Royal Air Force Expeditionary Logistics – Strength in Diversity
Royal Air Force Expeditionary Logistics - Strength in Diversity
Dates(s) - 28/10/2015 - 28/10/2015 09:15 AM - 03:00 PM
RAF Wittering, Peterborough, United Kingdom

Logistics – (military definition) The science of planning and carrying out the procurement, distribution, maintenance, and replacement of materiel and personnel

On Wed 28th October, 2015, RAF Wittering is hosting a CILT Defence Forum event to offer CILT professionals the opportunity to learn more about the diverse and interesting world of military logistics. Focussing on the rapid, expeditionary nature of logistics provision, delegates will hear from a selection of speakers, each a subject matter expert in their field, on the capabilities and challenges of delivering military effect.

Speakers include:

  • Gp Capt Rich Pratley – Stn Cdr RAF Wittering
  • Remaining Speakers TBC

As the HQ and location of the Royal Air Force’s Air Combat Service Support Units (ACSSUs), RAF Wittering is considered the ‘home’ of expeditionary air logistics.

Fulfilling a range of capabilities, ACSSUs are in essence the ‘early entry enablers’ that facilitate the rapid, worldwide deployment of military aircraft to often austere locations. It is this ability, to turn even the most rudimentary sites into fully functioning airfields, that enables the RAF to globally project airpower in support of the United Kingdom’s aims and interests.

From mine / unexploded ordnance clearance through to the provision of aircraft shelters and infrastructure; from the provision of field catering through to the instigation of multi-modal supply chains, RAF ACSSU specialists provide the expertise to enable the UK to react rapidly to any contingent operation wherever it may occur in the world.

Subjects will range from the challenges of feeding personnel in the field (or indeed, desert or the Arctic); how the RAF undertakes supply chain management and materiel accountancy; managing supply chains and the delivery of materiel by air, land and sea; humanitarian logistics, military-style; the provision of expeditionary bulk-aviation fuels; specialist airfield support infrastructure, to name but a few. This is a unique opportunity to hear first-hand accounts of recent developments and operations, and view the range of specialist apparatus and equipment that enables airpower to remain so relevant in the 21st century.

Refreshments and a buffet lunch will be provided. Places are limited and delegates are therefore advised to book early to avoid disappointment. To book, please contact membership@ciltuk.org.uk, quoting event code DSC0311 – there is a fee of £15.00 (members) and £20.00 (non-members) for the event.

Please note the delegate list will be vetted for security reasons. All delegates must be UK citizens and will need photo ID (passport / driving licence on arrival). Car registration details must be provided to enable access to RAF Wittering main site.