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  • Into the Valley

    Kimpton has been appointed to deliver the £2.2M mechanical and electrical services for the construction of new training facilities at RAF Valley in Anglesey. These are being built as part of a £175M investment in the basic flying training operation within the UK military flying training system.

    RAF Valley on Anglesey is the home to the Number 4 Flying Training School and responsible for training the UK’s next generation of world-class fighter pilots. The base is staffed by 1,500 people, made up of service personnel, civil servants and contractors.

    Originally opened in 1941, the airfield was built to provide an aerial defence for the North West of England and its industrial importance during the war. It was also to protect the shipping channels in the Irish Sea. In 1954, Post War, it was repurposed to become an advanced flying school and began training future pilots on Vampire and Meteor jet Aircraft.

    RAF Valley delivers the second phase of training for pilots. Prior to arrival at Valley, they start with elementary flying training, progressing onto Basic flying training, using Texan T1 turbo props, before arriving there to begin training for the Hawk T2 Jet Trainer.

    Training facilities M&E Installation by Kimpton for RAF Valley Hawk T2 Jet - Anglesey, North Wales

    This new development will create a new home for a new high fidelity flight simulator and additional space for mission planning systems.

    For North Wales and Anglesey in particular, it’s a significant investment that will create long-term skilled jobs for flying instructors, operational staff and engineers.

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