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601 Squadron Standard Presentation

Image shows aviators stood during service, as Chief of the Air Staff hands over Standard.

The Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sir Mike Wigston KCB CBE ADC presented a new standard to 601 (County of London) Squadron, Royal Auxiliary Air Force, at RAF Museum Hendon

Image shows Squadron parading with rifles and carrying standard, as Chief of the Air Staff salutes behind.


Image shows aviators parading with Standard.

The parading personnel and Standard Party were provided by the Queen’s Colour Squadron and supported by the squadron.

Image shows aviator stood before Padre during service.

601 Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air Force has a long and distinguished history as a flying squadron, being involved in the Battle of Britain. It was reformed four years ago to support the Service’s engagement strategy. Squadron members work in various industries and bring their professional experience and background to enhance this role. The Squadron’s success lies in its cognitive diversity and its ability to deliver its three core principles of advice, access and advocacy.

Image shows aviators and helicopter, as Chief of the Air Staff shakes hands with others.

In the approach to the Royal Auxiliary Air Force’s centenary, nine new Squadron Standards will be presented to squadrons across the Service to honour the commitment, resilience and contributions of their auxiliary members.