2623 Squadron RAuxAF Regiment

Gebeorgan Ond Werian (Protect And Defend)


2623 Squadron RAuxAF Regiment (East Anglian) falls under 7 Force Protection Wing.  It aims to Recruit, Train, Retain, and provide on request, operationally focus Reservist Officers and Airmen to deliver mandated Force Elements at Readiness and support the RAF Regiment Force Protection Force Elements on world-wide operations and associated tasks.?

The Squadron offers RAF Police and RAF Regiment roles, as well as ground-based security roles.  They support 7 Force Protection Wing and often offers mobilisation opportunities in the UK and overseas.  They requires a minimum commitment of 27 days (paid) per year which results in an annual tax-free lump sum ‘bounty’ payment.




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.



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

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