600 Squadron RAuxAF

Provides reservist personnel to work in support of RAF and Permanent Joint Headquarters (PJHQ) worldwide.

More than 600


  • A multi-role squadron, which deploys chiefly in support of major military headquarters.
  • It is the only RAF squadron to have two official badges.
  • Awarded ‘Privileged Regiment Status’ in 2007.
  • Recruits within London, and is the only RAF reserve unit within the M25.


1925 - Formed at RAF Northolt in the bombing role, but was re-designated a fighter squadron in 1934.

1939-1945 - A night fighter unit flying in England, North Africa and Southern Europe.

1946-1957 - The squadron re-formed in the UK flying Spitfires, and then Gloster Meteors.

1999 - Reformed to support Permanent Joint Headquarters

Battle honours

France and Low Countries, 1940*

Battle of Britain, 1940*

Home defence, 1940–42*

North Africa, 1942–43*

Sicily, 1943*

Italy, 1943–45*


Anzio & Nettuno*

Gustav Line

Gothic Line

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


600 Squadron, RAF Northolt West End Road, Ruislip, Middlesex HA4 6NG

For recruitment enquiries, please phone: 0345 606 9069

For media enquiries, please contact the media and communications team at RAF Northolt

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