Inside RAF Brize Norton Go inside the intense, engaging world of one of the biggest and busiest Air Force bases on the planet in our observational documentary series. Inside RAF Brize Norton marks the first time a documentary film crew have been granted round-the-clock access to the RAF base, which supports all UK military operations around the globe. It follows a cast of men and women, military and civilian, who serve the nation and cope with a massive responsibility of being so near to the frontline of war. A surprising insight into the very serious nature of some of the work done in the Oxfordshire countryside, the series is set against the background of UK military activity and international emergency disasters. Brize Norton is the beating heart of the Royal Air Force, bigger than most UK airports. It is the country's sole military airbridge for vital supplies and personnel to all British Armed Forces around the world. 250,000 passengers flowed through this military Heathrow in 2011, including troops and freight heading out to combat zones; and even hosting high profile visiting heads of state, politicians, and celebrities. Brize Norton is a small city with its own hotel, fire station, sports clubs, medical centre, postal delivery service, and even a nightclub, but run on military lines, populated by a rich choice of characters whose day-to-day schedules provide a rare and fascinating human insight into military life.
Runtime: 45 minutes
Inside RAF Brize Norton - Structure of the British Armed Forces in 1989 - Netflix
At the end of the Cold War in 1989 the British Armed Forces structure was as follows:
Ministry of Defence, Westminster, London Defence Council of the United Kingdom Army Board Admiralty Board Air Force Board
Minister for Defence Procurement Ministry of Defence Procurement Executive Atomic Weapons Establishment, RAF Aldermaston ROF Burghfield ROF Cardiff
Admiralty Research Establishment, Portsdown Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment, RAF Boscombe Down Chemical Defence Establishment, Porton Down Microbiological Research Establishment, Porton Down Royal Armament Research and Development Establishment, Fort Halstead Royal Aircraft Establishment, RAE Farnborough & RAE Bedford Royal Signals and Radar Establishment, Malvern
Ministry of Defence Police Judge Advocate General of the Armed Forces Defence Nuclear, Biological and Chemical School, Winterbourne Gunner Defence Intelligence Staff Welbeck College, Worksop Defence Test and Evaluation Organisation Portland Bill Chief Scientific Adviser to the Ministry of Defence Defence Munitions munitions depots at Crombie, Glen Douglas and Gosport
In 1989 the British Armed Forces had a peacetime strength of 311,600 men and defense expenditures were 4.09% of GDP.
Inside RAF Brize Norton - British Army - Netflix
British Army: 152,800 Brunei (Seria, Brunei) HQ British Forces Brunei & Brunei Signal Troop, Queen's Gurkha Signals 1st Btn, 10th Princess Mary's Own Gurkha Rifles C Flight, 660 Squadron AAC, Anduki Airfield, (Scout AH.1) Brunei Troop, Gurkha Transport Regiment
Inside RAF Brize Norton - References - Netflix