7644 (Public Relations) Squadron

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7644 (Public Relations) Squadron (formerly known as 7644 (Media operations) Squadron) is a Royal Air Force Reserve squadron based at RAF Halton. 'A prime role of 7644 Squadron', the RAF notes, 'is to support the RAF in media operations.'[1] 7644 Squadron also 'prepares a large number of news releases, 'home town stories' on serving personnel, and video and audio news releases for the media.' As well as media training the squadron is also involved in 'Simpress' in which 7644 Squadron officers 'act as "simulated" press at exercises.'[2]

Activities

In recent years, squadron members have taken part in operations around the world. In the Gulf War, the Kosovo campaign, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan, and Operation Telic (the Iraq War), squadron officers have been deployed acting as advisers to senior officers as well as working in and running UK and multinational press information centres.
In peacetime, the squadron's 19 members work to provide extensive training and media relations support. 7644 Squadron RAF Reserves is proud to bring its unique set of skills in media operations to work alongside colleagues throughout the RAF and NATO. [3]

See also

Contact

Web:http://www.raf.mod.uk/rafreserves/rolesandsquadrons/7644publicrelations.cfm
Former Webpage: http://www.raf.mod.uk/rafreserves/squadrons/rafhaltonno7644mediaoperationssquadron.cfm

Notes

  1. RAF Researve RAF Halton No 7644 (Media operations) Squadron, accessed 29 November 2009
  2. RAF Researve RAF Halton No 7644 (Media operations) Squadron, accessed 29 November 2009
  3. RAF Researve RAF Halton No 7644 (Media operations) Squadron, accessed 29 November 2009