Personnel and Training Command
) was one of two commands
of the Royal Air Force
(the other being Strike Command
) that were merged to form Air Command
on 1 April 2007.
PTC was formed in 1994
bringing together the responsibilities of the former RAF Personnel Management Centre and the training functions of RAF Support Command
. It therefore became responsible for recruiting people into the service, training all members of the RAF (including initial flying training), pay and allowances, and various careers functions including terms and conditions of service, welfare, and resettlement. Principally, PTC consisted of the Personnel Management Agency and the Training Group Defence Agency
(later Training Group).
Merge with Strike Command into RAF Air Command
PTC was headquartered at RAF Innsworth
from its inauguration until October 2006, when the headquarters co-located with Strike Command at RAF High Wycombe
in preparation for the merger.
At the time of merger, the Command had a strength of 11,000 RAF personnel, 2,000 contractors and 4,000 civilians. The Air Officer
Commanding-in-Chief of the Command was dual-hatted in the role of Air Member for Personnel. The Command included five Support Units of the Defence Logistics Organisation
, eight RAF stations, 14 units dedicated to the Air Cadets
and University Air Squadrons
, three centres specialising in outdoor activities and no less than 27 Volunteer Gliding......