29 Squadron

The RAF’s Typhoon Operational Conversion Unit

"Energetic and keen"


29 Squadron are based at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire, one of two Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) stations in the UK. During World War One, 26 of the pilots had achieved 'Ace' Status. Aircraft flown have included the Mosquito, Phantom and Tornado F3. 29 Squadron train RAF combat air pilots on the Typhoon, ready for front-line operations.


1915   Formed at Gosport and travelled to France as a fighter squadron.

1940   The Squadron began service as a defensive night fighter squadron.

1943   Began offensive night intruder operations defending RAF heavy bombers.

1987   Became the first operational squadron to be equipped with the Tornado F3.

2003   The second RAF squadron to receive the Typhoon.


Battle honours

1916–1918*   Western Front

1916*   Somme

1916*   Arras

1917*   Ypres

1918*   Somme

1918*   Lys

1939–1940*   Channel & North Sea

1940*   Battle of Britain

1940–1945*   Home Defence

1943–1945   Fortress Europe

1944   Normandy

1944–1945*   France & Germany

1944–1945*   Arnhem

Honours marked with an asterisk* are emblazoned on the Squadron Standard


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