6 Squadron are based at RAF Lossiemouth and are one of two Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) stations in the UK. They have completed over 50 years of continuous overseas service. Aircraft flown by the Squadron have included the Demon, Gauntlet, Canberra and Jaguar. 6 Squadron took part in the air action over Libya as part of Operation Ellamy.

The eyes of the Army



1914   Formed at Farnborough.

1947   The last RAF Hurricane squadron.

1969   Returned to the UK for the first time since 1919.

2015   Conducted NATO air policing in the Baltic.


1914-1918*   Western Front

1914-1918*   Neuve Chappelle

1915*   Ypres

1915*   Loos

1916*   Somme

1917   Ypres

1917   Amiens

1917   Hindenburg Line*

1919-1920   Iraq

1922-1924   Kurdistan

1936-1939   Palestine

1940-1943*   Egypt and Libya

1940-1943*   El Alamein

1940-1943*   El Hamma

1944-1945*   Italy

1944-1945   South-East Europe

1991   Gulf

1995   Bosnia

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