32 Squadron

Delivers secure and timely air movements.

Rally round, comrades

A hunting horn stringed - approved by King George VI in December 1936. The horn signified the unit's ability to hunt the enemy.


  • Based at RAF Northolt, London
  • Former aircraft include the Hurricane I, Canberra B2, Andover, and BAe 125
  • The RAF's Command Support Air Transport fleet


1916 - Formed at Netheravon.

1940 - Took part in the Battle of Britain.

1995 - Became the Royal Squadron following amalgamation with The Queen's Flight.

2015 - Gained the AW109 GrandNew aircraft.


Battle honours

Western Front 1916-1918

Somme 1916-1918


Ypres 1917*


France and Low Countries 193-1940*

Battle of Britain 1940*

Home Defence 1940-1942


North Africa 1942-1943*

Italy 1943

South East Europe 1944-1945*

Gulf 1991

Iraq 2003-2011

Libya 2011

(Honours marked with an asterisk, may be emblazoned on the Squadron Standard)


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