92 Squadron

The RAF's Tactics and Training Squadron.

"Either fight or die"


92 Squadron is based at RAF Waddington, providing air training and tactics advice to commanders and units for the tactical employment of air power.  It shares its squadron number with a Battle of Britain class steam engine that runs on the Nene Valley railway.

Previous aircraft include the Spitfire, Lightning and Phantom.  Pilots Robert Stanford-Tuck and Geoffrey Wellum both flew with the Squadron.


1917   Formed at London Colney as a scout fighter squadron.

1939   Reformed at RAF Tangmere flying light bombers, before receiving Spitfires early the next year.

1942   Left the UK for the Middle East and spent the World War Two in the Mediterranean theatre of operations.

1968   Moved to RAF Gutersloh, Germany, flying the Lightning F.2A interceptor.

1992   Stood up as a training unit at RAF Brawdy until 1994.

2009   Reformed as the training and tactics element of the Air Warfare Centre at RAF Waddington.

Battle honours

1918   Western Front

1918   Somme

Hindenburg Line


1940-1941   Home Defence

1940   France & Low Countries

1940*   Battle of Britain

1941*   Fortress Europe

1942-1943   Egypt & Libya

El Alamein

1943   El Hamma Mediterranean

1943   Sicily

1943-1945   Italy

Anzio & Nettuno

Gustav Line

Gothic Line

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


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