34 Squadron RAF Regiment

Feu de Fer

About

34 Squadron RAF Regiment falls under 2 Force Protection Wing.  Based at RAF Leeming, it is a multi-discipline RAF Regiment Squadron which specialises in operating with Armoured Vehicles (Wheeled) such as Jackal, Foxhound.

The Squadron is highly trained in dismounted close combat, Ground Extraction Force, Close Quarter Battle and Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear operating environments.  It comprises of nearly 170 personnel including RAF Police, Mechanics, Chefs, Clerks and Paramedics.

The Squadron regularly conducts training exercises across the UK and overseas in support of RAF Operations.

History

1951 - Formed and deployed to Egypt.

1982 - Reroled as a light armour squadron.

1990 - Took part in Operation GRANBY

1999 - Provided force protection for helicopters deployed to the Balkans.

2001 - Took part in Operation TELIC

2007 - Took part in Operation HERRICK

2017 - Provided force protection on Operation SHADER

Battle honours

  • Iraq 2003-2011*

Contact

For media enquiries, please contact the home station Media and Communications team.

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