99 Squadron

Delivering world-class strategic airlift with the RAF's C-17 providing long-range, heavy lift transport.

"Each one tenacious"


99 Squadron is based at RAF Brize Norton the home of the RAF's transport and air-to-air refueling capability. It is the first unit to convert to Wellington Bombers in WWII. Former aircraft include the DH.9 bomber and the Britannia. 99 Squadron supported the hurricane relief effort in Belize in 1961 and in the Caribbean in 2017.


1917   Formed at Yatesbury as a bomber Squadron.

1940   Flew during WWII as part of Bomber Command.

1945   Converted from bombers to become a Transport Command Squadron.

1956   Dropped Paratroops during the Suez Crisis.

1970   Moved to RAF Brize Norton.

2000   Reformed as sole UK operator of the C17 Globemaster III.

Battle honours

1918*   Western Frontier

1918   Independant Force and Germany

1919-1920   Mahsud

1919-1920   Waziristan

1940-1941   German Ports

1940-1941   Baltic

1940   France and Low Countries

1940-1942*   Fortress Europe

1940-1942*   Ruhr

1940-1942*   Berlin

1940   Biscay Ports

1942-1944   Arakan

1944-1945   Burma

1944   Manipur

1945   Eastern Waters

2003-2011   Iraq

2011   Libya

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


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