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Royal Air Force 120 Squadron Standard Reinstatement

The Standard of 120 Squadron has been reinstated ahead of forthcoming reformation of the squadron in the Royal Air Force’s 100th year. 

120 Squadron Badge


“It was a privilege to reinstate the 120 Squadron Standard at College Hall Officers’ Mess. As our Battle Honours attest we have a proud history as pioneers of British maritime flying, and it is an honour to command the unit as we start a new chapter.  120 Squadron looks forward to a bright future at Royal Air Force Lossiemouth operating the P-8A Poseidon.”

Wing Commander James Hanson

The RAF's highest-scoring anti-submarine unit in World War II, 120 Squadron disbanded in 2011 but is reforming to operate the P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, nine of which are on order for the RAF.

RAF Serviceman from 120 squadron


“This is a great day for the Royal Air Force in our Centenary year, bringing such a renowned unit as 120 Squadron back into the fold; it was a proud day for everyone in the ISTAR Force. The introduction to service of P-8A Poseidon in 2019 will further strengthen our nation’s defence and increase the diversity of the RAF’s contribution to United Kingdom operations.”

Air Commodore Dean Andrew

Commander of ISTAR Force

RAF Serviceman reinstatement