Training Group RAF

Training Group (TG) of the Royal Air Force was the group that controlled the stations of Personnel and Training Command.


It was formed on 1 April 1994 from the AOC Training Units with Personnel and Training Command its controlling formation. On 30 October 2006, Training Group was renamed as Number 22 (Training) Group. Formally, Training Group ceased to exist and No. 22 Group was established.

Prior to 1 April 2006 Training Group held British Government agency status, operating as the Training Group Defence Agency (TGDA). Upon the loss of its agency status, the formation became known simply as Training Group.


The Group had seven areas of responsibility:

Air Officer Commanding

Training Group's last Air Officer Commanding was Air Vice-Marshal John Ponsonby who was both Chief of Staff Training and Air Officer Commanding Training Group. The Air Officer Commanding was responsible to his superior commander, the Air Member for Personnel, who was also Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Personnel & Training Command.


For more information

Royal Air Force No 22 (Training) Group

Preceded by
AOC Training Units
Training Group
Training Group Defence Agency until 1 April 2006

1994 2006
Succeeded by
22 (Training) Group
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