2623 Squadron RAuxAF Regiment

Gebeorgan Ond Werian (Protect And Defend)

About

2623 Squadron RAuxAF Regiment (East Anglian) falls under 7 Force Protection Wing. It aims to Recruit, Generate and Maintain well-trained, Motivated Specialist Force Protection Personnel to Support Air Operations in the UK and Overseas.

The Squadron offers ground base security roles of RAF Regiment and RAF Police. They support 7 Force Protection Wing and often offer mobilisation opportunities in the UK and overseas. They require a minimum commitment of 27 days (paid) per year which results in an annual tax-free lump sum ‘bounty’ payment, with training offered throughout the year, on one weekend each month.

History

1979 - Formed to protect RAF Honington during the Cold War and disbanded in 1994.

1995 - Re-formed to provide centralised training to RAuxAF RAF Regiment field Squadrons.

1998 - Changed roles to air defence.

2003 - Ground Based Air Defence deployment to Falkland Islands.

2004 - The Squadron reverted to a training role but with the added element of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear training.

2019 - Complex Air Ground Environment role in Support of RAF Typhoon Force.

2021 – The Squadron assimilates an RAF Police reserve flight as an integral part of the Squadron.

 

Contact

2623 Squadron, RAF Honington, Bury Saint Edmunds IP31 1EE

For media enquiries, please contact the media and communications team at RAF Honington.

For recruitment enquiries, please phone: 0345 606 9069

Media enquiries details for RAF Honington

Connect with 2623 Squadron RAuxAF Regiment