List of RAF Regiment squadrons

List of RAF Regiment squadrons

This is a List of RAF Regiment squadrons. The Royal Air Force Regiment is the ground fighting force of the Royal Air Force and is charged mainly with protecting military airfields, amongst other duties.

First formed in 1942 to protect the airfields against enemy attack, the Regiment's motto is "Per Ardua" - Through Adversity. They were also known as "Rock Apes", a term given to them by other RAF members.

RAF Regiment squadrons

Field Squadrons

*No. 1 Squadron RAF Regiment (formerly light armour)
*No. II Squadron RAF Regiment(formerly light armour)
*No. 3 Squadron RAF Regiment
*No. 34 Squadron RAF Regiment(formerly light armour)
*No. 51 Squadron RAF Regiment(formerly light armour)
*No. 63 Squadron RAF Regiment(formerly Rapier)

Rapier Squadrons

*No. 15 Squadron RAF Regiment(formerly light armour)
*No. 26 Squadron RAF Regiment
*No. 37 Squadron RAF Regiment

Biological Warfare Detection Squadrons

*No. 27 Squadron RAF Regiment(formerly Rapier)

Disbanded Squadrons

Source: [, accessed June 2008]

Nos 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 30, 48, 54, 56, 57, 58, 60, 66, 194 and others, including No. 2909 Squadron RAF Regiment.

RAuxAF Regiment Squadrons

*504 County of Nottingham Squadron RAuxAF [Regiment Flight only]
*2503 County of Lincoln Squadron RAuxAF Regiment
*2620 County of Norfolk Squadron RAuxAF Regiment
*2622 Highland Squadron RAuxAF Regiment
*2623 East Anglian Squadron RAuxAF Regiment
*2625 County Of Cornwall Squadron RAuxAF Regiment
*2602 City of Glasgow Squadron RAuxAF Regiment


*David Isby & Charles Kamps Jr, 'The Armies of NATO's Central Front,' Jane's Publishing Company, 1985
*Bruce Barrymore Halpenny "Action Stations: Military Airfields of Yorkshire v. 4" (ISBN 978-0850595321)

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