2623 Squadron RAuxAF Regiment (East Anglian) falls under 7 Force Protection Wing. It aims to recruit, generate and maintain well-trained, motivated specialist Combat and Readiness 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.

Protect and defend



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.

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