622 (Reserve Aircrew)
Station name: RAF Brize Norton
Station address: Carterton, Oxfordshire OX18 3LX
Mission: To provide aircrew and support personnel to augment the Air Transport and Air-to-Air Refuelling Forces either on call-out in times of crisis and war, or to provide peacetime support to maintain the operational capability of the RAF multi-engine squadrons.
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More about this squadron
Formed in 1994 to support the Hercules Force and originally known as 1359 Flight, the unit was embedded on the Hercules Operational Conversion Unit (OCU) at RAF Lyneham for a 3 year trial period.
Following the success of this trial, the Sqn continued to expand and provide support for operations and peacetime tasking across the Hercules force.
Further expansion followed with Sqn members supporting all the Air Transport and Air to Air Refuelling types currently being flown by the RAF. In June 2011, the Sqn relocated to RAF Brize Norton with all the other units based at Lyneham due to the closure of the base.
In recognition of the continued support given to the main Sqns, 1359 Flt was authorised by the Standing Committee of the Air Force Board to rebadged as 622 Sqn on 1 Oct 12. The Sqn expanded in 2013 to include flying support personnel – highly skilled ex-regulars who still wanted to be involved in the RAF.
All roles at this Squadron are for ex-RAF-regular personnel only.