34 Squadron RAF Regiment

Feu de Fer


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.


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

2003-2011*   Iraq


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