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Auxiliary Air Force/Royal Auxiliary Air Force Units


Numbered AuxAF/RAuxAF flying squadrons are detailed in the Squadron history section, including any current non-flying role.

Non flying units, current in 2004 are listed below: -

Police Squadron, Tactical Provost Wing.

No 3 Squadron, Tactical Provost Wing

Formed as Police Squadron, TPW, it was redesignated on ? and is currently based at Henlow.

No 1310 Wing, RAuxAF Regiment

Formed at Catterick on 13 June 1989, it disbanded on xx xxx xxxx.

No 1339 Wing, RAuxAF Regiment

Formed at Waddington on 1 October 1989, it disbanded on xx xxx 1993.

No 2501 (County of Gloucester) Squadron

No 2502 (Ulster) Squadron

No 2503 (County of Lincoln) Squadron

No 2503 Squadron Royal Auxiliary Ar Force Regiment badge

RAuxAF Regiment Field Squadron formed on 1 July 1979 at Scampton, currently based at Waddington.

Standards Battle Honours*
Award of Standard originally announced on 6 Dec 2005, effective from 1 Jul 2004.

 

No 2504 (County of Nottingham) Squadron

No 2600 (City of London) Squadron

No 2602 (City of Glasgow) Squadron

No 2603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron

No 2605 (County of Warwick) Squadron

No 2608 (North Riding of Yorkshire) Squadron

No 2609 (West Riding of Yorkshire) Squadron

No 2609 Squadron Royal Auxiliary Ar Force Regiment badge

No 2611 (West Lancashire) Squadron

No 2612 (County of Aberdeen) Squadron

No 2620 (County of Norfolk) Squadron

Formed as an RAuxAF Field Squadron on 1 March 1983 at Marham, it converted to the Operations Support role on 1 April 2000 and after serving at Ali Al Salem (Kuwait) and Basrah airbases during Operation Telic , re-roled back to a Field squadron on 1 April 2004, remaining at Marham.

No 2622 (Highland) Squadron

RAuxAF Regiment Field Squadron formed on 1 July 1979 at Lossiemouth and still based there.

Standards Battle Honours*
Award of Standard originally announced on 6 Dec 2005, effective from 1 Jul 2004 but presented: -

30 Sep 2006

ACM Sir Joe French

 

For a more detailed squadron history - click here.

No 2622 (Highland) Sqn RAF Regiment website

No 2623 (East Anglian) Squadron

It was formed as a Field Squadron at Honington on 1 July 1979 continuing in that role until 1994 when it was disbanded due to Options for Change.  At this point a complete flight joined 2620 at Marham and another joined 2503 at Lincoln.  It later reformed as a training Squadron and took on the role of centralised Regiment Training for the Auxiliary force.  In late 1990 it re-roled again as a Short Range Air Defence (Shorad) unit the Regiment lost the Grounf Based Air Defence role when it re-roled again as part of the CBRN Joint Regiment and latterly 20 Wing RAF Regiment.

 

Standards Battle Honours*
Award of Standard originally announced on 6 Dec 2005, effective from 1 Jul 2004 and presented in 2010.

 

 

No 2624 (County of Oxford) Squadron

Formed as an RAuxAF Field Squadron on 1 November 1982 at Brize Norton, it converted to the Operations Support role in ? remaining at Brize Norton until disbanding in 2001 on being absorbed into the reformed No 501 Sqn RAuxAF.  It reformed at Brize Norton in early 2013.

No 2625 (County of Cornwall) Squadron

RAuxAF Regiment Field Squadron formed on 1 November 1982 at St Mawgan, where it remained until 1 November 2006 when it disbanded.

No 2729 (City of Lincoln) Squadron

Formed as a Short Range Air Defence (SHORAD) squadron on 1 April 1985 at Waddington to operate 35mm Oerlikon cannons and Skyguard radars captured in the Falkland Islands during the war of 1982 but disbanded again in 1993.

No 2890 Squadron

Formed as a Short Range Air Defence (SHORAD) squadron on 1 October 1989 at Waddington  it disbanded in 1993

No 3500 (County of Kent) Fighter Control Unit

 

WAAF from No 3500 FCU (Doris Howe in the centre) courtesy Doris Howe

No 3502 (County of Antrim) (Ulster) Fighter Control Unit

No 3504 (County of Nottingham) Fighter Control Unit

No 3505 (East Riding of Yorkshire) Fighter Control Unit

No 3506 (County of Northampton) Fighter Control Unit

No 3507 (County of Somerset) Fighter Control Unit

No 3508 (County of Nortumberlan) Fighter Control Unit

No 3509 (County of Stafford) Fighter Control Unit

No 3510 (County of Inverness) Fighter Control Unit

No 3511 (City of Dundee) Fighter Control Unit

No 3512 (County of Devon) Fighter Control Unit

No 3513 (County of Plymouth) Fighter Control Unit

No 3602 (City of Glasgow) Fighter Control Unit

No 3603 (County of Edinburgh) Fighter Control Unit

Formed ?, disbanded 1 November 1959.

No 3604 (County of Middlesex) Fighter Control Unit

No 3605 (County of Warwick) Fighter Control Unit

No 3608 (North Riding of Yorkshire) Fighter Control Unit

No 3609 (West Riding of Yorkshire) Fighter Control Unit

No 3611 (West Lancashire) Fighter Control Unit

No 3612 (County of Aberdeen) Fighter Control Unit

No 3613 (City of Manchester) Fighter Control Unit

No 3614 (County of Glamorgan) Fighter Control Unit

No 3617 (County of Hampshire) Fighter Control Unit

No 3618 (County of Sussex) Fighter Control Unit

No 3619 (County of Suffolk) Fighter Control Unit

 

Photo of No 3619 FCU

No 3620 (County of Norfolk) Fighter Control Unit

No 3621 (North Lancashire) Fighter Control Unit

No 3631 (County of Essex) Fighter Control Unit

No 3700 (County of London) Radar Reporting Unit

No 3701 (County of Sussex) Radar Reporting Unit

No 2620 (County of Norfolk) Squadron

No 1 (County of Hertford) Maritime Headquarters Units

Redesignated No 600 (City of London) Squadron on xx xxx 2001.

No 2 (City of Edinburgh) Maritime Headquarters Units

Redesignated No 603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron on xx xxx 2001.

No 3 (County of Devon) Maritime Headquarters Units

Maritime Support Unit Ulster

No 1 Air Intelligence Unit

Helicopter Support Sqn

Formed on 1 October 1996, it was redesignated No 606 Squadron on 1 October 1999.

Air Transportable Surgical Sqn

Redesignated No 612 (County of Aberdeen) Squadron on xx xxx xxxx.

No 7010 Photographic Interpretation Sqn (VR)

No 7644 Public Relations Sqn (VR)

No 7006 Intelligence Sqn (VR)

No 7630 Intelligence Sqn (VR)

Offensive Support Squadron

Redesignated No 504 (County of Gloucester) Squadron on xx xxx xxxx.

Air Defence Support Squadron

Redesignated No 609 (West Riding) Squadron on xx xxx 2001.

No 4624 (County of Oxford) Squadron

Movements Support Squadron based at RAF Brize Norton

No 4626 (County of Wiltshire) Squadron

Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron based at RAF Lyneham

No 1359 Flight

Hercules Reserve Aircrew Flight based at RAF Lyneham

Mobile Meteorological Unit

Based at RAF Benson

 

*Honours in Black are those the squadron has a been granted the right to emblazon on the Squadron Standard, but does not do so.

Honours in Red  are those actually emblazoned on the Squadron Standard

Honours in Blue are those the squadron has not been granted the right to emblazon on the Squadron Standard

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