100 Squadron

Providing advanced air combat training in the UK and overseas.

Never stir up a hornet's nest


100 Squadron is based at RAF Leeming, home of training and support for UK expeditionary air operations. They were the last squadron to land from a combat mission before the Armistice was signed. Aircraft flown have included the Vildebeest, Lancaster, Victor B2 and the Canberra. 100 Squadron provides threat replication for Typhoon and other air-to-air mission training; and Close Air Support training for Land units.


1917   Formed at Hingham.

1920   Provided close air support during the Irish War of Independence.

1945   Took part in the humanitarian operations MANNA and EXODUS.

1995   Moved to RAF Leeming.

Battle honours

1917-1918   Western Front

1917*   Ypres

1918*   Somme

1918*   Independent Force and Germany

1941-1942*   Malaya

1943-1944*   Fortress Europe 

1943-1945   Biscay Ports

1943-1945   Ruhr

1943-1945*   Berlin

1943-1945   German Ports

1943-1945   Baltic

1944-1945   France and Germany

1944*   Normandy

1944*   Walcheren

(Honours marked with an asterisk, may be emblazoned on the Squadron Standard)


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