2503 Squadron RAuxAF Regiment

Freedom of the Skies and of the Land


2503 Squadron RAuxAF Regiment falls under 8 Force Protection.  It is responsible for providing on-base security force capable of deterring, detecting and neutralising threats to RAF Assets.

The Squadron combines RAF Regiment and RAF Police, with Recruits personnel from all walks of life mainly from the East Midlands area.  Personnel from the Squadron have deployed numerous times on Operations in Kosovo, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan and Cyprus in support of Air Operations.


1979 - Formed at RAF Scampton to provide ground defence for the Vulcan Force

1985 - Moved to RAF Waddington


Battle honours

  • 1979 - Formed at RAF Scampton
  • 1997 - 1998 - Supported operations in Bosnia and Kosovo
  • 1999 - 2008 - Support to operations in Kuwait and Iraq
  • 2005 - 2014 - Support to Operation Herrick (Afghanistan)
  • 2014 - Support to Operation Kipion (Middle East, Joint Area of Operations


2503 Squadron RAuxAF Regimentt, RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire, LN5 9NB 

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