Squadrons

Active squadrons are the full and part-time units of personnel and equipment that carry out the RAF's mission. RAF squadrons can fly aircraft or be ground-based.

Please note that RAF Regiment and Force Protection squadrons have not yet been added to this list.

1 (F) Squadron crest

1 (F) Squadron

0001

RAF Lossiemouth

Flying: Typhoon FGR4

Role: Air Defence and Airborne Early warning

1 Squadron RAF Regiment crest

1 Squadron RAF Regiment

0001

RAF Honington

Role: Force Protection

II (AC) Squadron crest

II (AC) Squadron

0002

RAF Lossiemouth

Flying: Typhoon FGR4

Role: Air Defence and Airborne Early warning

II Squadron RAF Regiment crest

II Squadron RAF Regiment

0002

RAF Honington

Role: Force Protection

3 (F) Squadron crest

3 (F) Squadron

0003

RAF Coningsby

Flying: Typhoon FGR4

Role: Air Defence and Airborne Early warning

3 Tactical Police Squadron RAuxAF crest

3 Tactical Police Squadron RAuxAF

0003

Role: Force Protection

IV Squadron crest

IV Squadron

0004

RAF Valley

Flying: Hawk T2

Role: Flying Training

V (AC) Squadron crest

V (AC) Squadron

0005

RAF Waddington

Flying: Sentinel R1

Role: Reconnaissance

6 Squadron crest

6 Squadron

0006

RAF Lossiemouth

Flying: Typhoon FGR4

Role: Air Defence and Airborne Early warning

7 Squadron crest

7 Squadron

0007

RAF Odiham

Flying: Chinook

Role: Support Helicopter

8 Squadron crest

8 Squadron

0008

RAF Waddington

Flying: E-3D

Role: Air Defence and Airborne Early warning

IX (B) Squadron crest

IX (B) Squadron

0009

RAF Marham

Flying: Tornado GR4

Role: Offensive Support

10 Squadron crest

10 Squadron

0010

RAF Brize Norton

Flying: Voyager

Role: Air Refuelling, Air Transport

XI (F) Squadron crest

XI (F) Squadron

0011

RAF Coningsby

Flying: Typhoon FGR4

Role: Air Defence and Airborne Early warning

12 Squadron crest

12 Squadron

0012

RAF Marham

Flying: Tornado GR4

Role: Offensive Support

13 Squadron crest

13 Squadron

0013

RAF Waddington

Flying: MQ-9A Reaper

Role: Reconnaissance

14 Squadron crest

14 Squadron

0014

RAF Waddington

Flying: Shadow R1

Role: Reconnaissance

15 Squadron RAF Regiment crest

15 Squadron RAF Regiment

0015

RAF Honington

Role: Force Protection

16 Squadron crest

16 Squadron

0016

RAF Wittering

Flying: Tutor T1

Role: Flying Training

17 Squadron crest

17 Squadron

0017

Flying: F-35B Lightning

Role: Test and Evaluation

18 Squadron crest

18 Squadron

0018

RAF Odiham

Flying: Chinook

Role: Support Helicopter

XXIV Squadron crest

XXIV Squadron

0024

RAF Brize Norton

Flying: Atlas (A400M), C-17 Globemaster III, C-130J Hercules

Role: Operational Conversion Unit

26 Squadron RAF Regiment crest

26 Squadron RAF Regiment

0026

RAF Honington

Role: Force Protection

27 Squadron crest

27 Squadron

0027

RAF Odiham

Flying: Chinook

Role: Support Helicopter

27 Squadron RAF Regiment crest

27 Squadron RAF Regiment

0027

RAF Honington

Role: Force Protection

28 Squadron crest

28 Squadron

0028

RAF Benson

Flying: Puma HC2, Chinook

Role: Operational Conversion Unit

29 Squadron crest

29 Squadron

0029

RAF Coningsby

Flying: Typhoon FGR4

Role: Operational Conversion Unit

31 Squadron crest

31 Squadron

0031

RAF Marham

Flying: Tornado GR4

Role: Offensive Support

32 Squadron crest

32 Squadron

0032

RAF Northolt

Flying: Leonardo GrandNew, BAe146

Role: Air Transport

33 Squadron crest

33 Squadron

0033

RAF Benson

Flying: Puma HC2

Role: Support Helicopter

34 Squadron RAF Regiment crest

34 Squadron RAF Regiment

0034

RAF Leeming

Role: Force Protection

39 Squadron crest

39 Squadron

0039

RAF Waddington

Flying: MQ-9A Reaper

Role: Reconnaissance

41 Squadron crest

41 Squadron

0041

RAF Coningsby

Flying: Typhoon FGR4

Role: Test and Evaluation

45 Squadron crest

45 Squadron

0045

RAF College Cranwell

Flying: King Air B200

Role: Flying Training

47 Squadron crest

47 Squadron

0047

RAF Brize Norton

Flying: C-130J Hercules

Role: Air Transport

51 Squadron crest

51 Squadron

0051

RAF Waddington

Flying: Airseeker

Role: Reconnaissance

51 Squadron RAF Regiment crest

51 Squadron RAF Regiment

0051

RAF Lossiemouth

Role: Force Protection

54 Squadron crest

54 Squadron

0054

RAF Waddington

Flying: Sentinel R1, E-3D, Airseeker, Shadow R1

Role: Operational Conversion Unit

56 Squadron crest

56 Squadron

0056

RAF Waddington

Flying: E-3D, Sentinel R1

Role: Flying Training

LVII Squadron crest

LVII Squadron

0057

RAF College Cranwell

Flying: Tutor T1, 120TP Prefect

Role: Flying Training

60 Squadron crest

60 Squadron

0060

RAF Shawbury

Flying: Griffin HT1

Role: Flying Training

63 Squadron RAF Regiment crest

63 Squadron RAF Regiment

0063

RAF Northolt

Role: Force Protection

LXX Squadron crest

LXX Squadron

0070

RAF Brize Norton

Flying: Atlas (A400M)

Role: Air Transport

72 Squadron crest

72 Squadron

0072

RAF Linton-on-Ouse

Flying: Tucano T1

Role: Flying Training

84 Squadron crest

84 Squadron

0084

RAF Akrotiri

Flying: Griffin HAR2

Role: Support Helicopter

92 Squadron crest

92 Squadron

0092

RAF Waddington

Role: Test and Evaluation

99 Squadron crest

99 Squadron

0099

RAF Brize Norton

Flying: C-17 Globemaster III

Role: Air Transport

100 Squadron crest

100 Squadron

0100

RAF Leeming

Flying: Hawk T1

Role: Flying Training

101 Squadron crest

101 Squadron

0101

RAF Brize Norton

Flying: Voyager

Role: Air Refuelling, Air Transport

115 Squadron crest

115 Squadron

0115

RAF Wittering

Flying: Tutor T1

Role: Flying Training

202 Squadron crest

202 Squadron

0202

RAF Valley

Flying: Griffin HAR2, Griffin HT1

Role: Flying Training

206 (R) Squadron crest

206 Squadron

0206

RAF Brize Norton

Flying: C-130J Hercules, Atlas (A400M)

Role: Test and Evaluation

230 Squadron crest

230 Squadron

0230

RAF Benson

Flying: Puma HC2

Role: Support Helicopter

501 Squadron RAuxAF crest

501 Squadron RAuxAF

0501

RAF Brize Norton

502 Squadron RAuxAF crest

502 Squadron RAuxAF

0502

JHC FS Aldergrove

504 Squadron RAuxAF crest

504 Squadron RAuxAF

0504

RAF Wittering

505 Squadron RAuxAF crest

505 Squadron RAuxAF

0505

RAF St Mawgan

600 Squadron RAuxAF crest

600 Squadron RAuxAF

0600

RAF Northolt

601 Squadron RAuxAF crest

601 Squadron RAuxAF

0601

RAF Northolt

Role: Operation Support

602 Squadron RAuxAF crest

602 Squadron RAuxAF

0602

603 Squadron RAuxAF crest

603 Squadron RAuxAF

0603

RAF Police

605 Squadron RAuxAF crest

605 Squadron RAuxAF

0605

RAF Cosford

606 Squadron RAuxAF crest

606 Squadron RAuxAF

0606

RAF Benson

607 Squadron RAuxAF crest

607 Squadron RAuxAF

0607

RAF Leeming

609 Squadron RAuxAF crest

609 Squadron RAuxAF

0609

RAF Leeming

Role: Force Protection

611 Squadron RAuxAF crest

611 Squadron RAuxAF

0611

RAF Woodvale

612 Squadron RAuxAF crest

612 Squadron RAuxAF

0612

Leuchars Station

614 Squadron RAuxAF crest

614 Squadron RAuxAF

0614

617 Squadron crest

617 Squadron

0617

RAF Marham

Flying: Tornado GR4, F-35B Lightning

Role: Offensive Support

622 Squadron RAuxAF crest

622 Squadron RAuxAF

0622

RAF Brize Norton

2503 Squadron RAuxAF Regiment crest

2503 Squadron RAuxAF Regiment

2503

RAF Regiment

Role: Force Protection

2620 Squadron RAuxAF Regiment crest

2620 Squadron RAuxAF Regiment

2620

RAF Marham

2622 Squadron RAuxAF Regiment crest

2622 Squadron RAuxAF Regiment

2622

RAF Lossiemouth

Role: Force Protection

2623 Squadron RAuxAF Regiment crest

2623 Squadron RAuxAF Regiment

2623

RAF Honington

Role: Force Protection

2624 Squadron RAuxAF Regiment crest

2624 Squadron RAuxAF Regiment

2624

RAF Brize Norton

Role: Force Protection

4624 Squadron RAuxAF crest

4624 Squadron RAuxAF

4624

RAF Brize Norton

4626 Squadron RAuxAF crest

4626 Squadron RAuxAF

4626

RAF Brize Norton

5131 (BD) Squadron crest

5131 (BD) Squadron

5131

RAF Wittering

7006 Squadron RAuxAF crest

7006 Squadron RAuxAF

7006

RAF Waddington

7010 Squadron RAuxAF crest

7010 Squadron RAuxAF

7010

RAF Waddington

7630 Squadron RAuxAF crest

7630 Squadron RAuxAF

7630

RAF Waddington

7644 Squadron RAuxAF crest

7644 Squadron RAuxAF

7644

RAF Halton

Queen's Colour Squadron crest

Queen's Colour Squadron

Queen's Colour Squadron

RAF Northolt

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