611 Squadron RAuxAF

Prepares Volunteer Reservists to deploy within the UK and overseas in support of RAF operations.


  • Based at RAF Woodvale in Merseyside.
  • Personnel provide support in flight operations, intelligence, ground engineering, logistics, personnel & training, media and chaplaincy services to augment UK Main Operating Bases and units deployed on operations.
  • Personnel are recruited from a wide range of backgrounds from across North West England and beyond.
  • Has supported operations in Kuwait, Cyprus, Kosovo and the Falkland Islands, as well as providing support to UK Main Operating Bases.


1936 – Formed at Speke (now Liverpool John Lennon) Airport.

1940 – Spitfire sqn in Battle of France & Battle of Britain.

1944 – Air patrols for Invasion of Normandy.

1946 – Reformed at RAF Woodvale.

1951 – Converted from Spitfires to Gloster Meteors at RAF Hooton Park.

1957 – Disbanded.

2013 – Reformed at RAF Woodvale.

Battle honours

Battle of Britain 1940

Dunkirk 1940

Dieppe 1942

Normandy 1944

Channel and North Sea 1939–1945

Home Defence 1940–1945

France and Germany 1944–1945


611 (West Lancashire) Squadron, Royal Auxiliary Air Force, RAF Woodvale, Formby, Merseyside, L37 7AD

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

For recruitment enquiries, please phone: 0345 606 9069

Media enquiries details for RAF Woodvale