XXIV Squadron

Responsible for training the RAF's strategic Air Mobility Fleet.

Prepared for all things


XXIV Squadron is based at RAF Brize Norton. Aircraft operated have included the Tiger Moth, the Dakota I and IV and the Hastings. XXIV Squadron trains the aircrew and engineers of the Air Mobility Fleet.


1915   Formed at Hounslow as a DH.2 scout unit.

1945   Began short-range operations on Dakotas.

1945   Supported personnel movement during the Nuremberg Trials.

2013   Became the Air Mobility Operational Conversion Unit for the Hercules, Atlas and C-17.


Battle honours

1916-1918*   Western Front

1916*   Somme

1918   Somme

1918*   Amiens

1918*   Hindenburg Line

1939-1940*   France and Low Countries

1942*   Malta

1942-1943*   North Africa

1943-1944   Italy

1944-1945*   Burma

1991   Gulf

2003-2011*   Iraq

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


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